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Subdural Hematoma (Overview)

A subdural hematoma (sdh) occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain- the dura. It can accumulate and cause pressure on the brain. Surgery is frequently done to remove this blood.


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What's the definition of subdural hematoma?

What's the definition of subdural hematoma?

SDH: A subdural hematoma typically occurs from bridging cortical veins being torn causing blood to accumulate on the surface of the brain under the dural covering of the brain. Trauma is the most common cause. In the elderly, even relatively minor head trauma can cause a sdh. Surgery is often used to evacuate the hematoma. ...Read more

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Subdural Hematoma (Overview)

A subdural hematoma (sdh) occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain- the dura. It can accumulate and cause pressure on the brain. Surgery is frequently done to remove this blood.


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What exactly is subdural hematoma?

What exactly is subdural hematoma?

Intracranial blood: A subdural hematoma is a blood clot that forms between the brain and the fibrous membrane covering the brain (subdural space). It is usually a result of trauma with the stretching and tearing of a vein in the subdural space as the brain deforms during an acceleration, deceleration situation.. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with subdural hematoma, and needs surgery immediately.But could this surgery has any side effects later on or could it threaten my life?

I'm diagnosed with subdural hematoma, and needs surgery immediately.But could this surgery has any side effects later on or could it threaten my life?

This surgery is safe: Subdural hematoma may be minor, requiring no treatment, or large and life-threatening. Generally surgery is recommended if the hematoma is causing symptoms or is large on ct or mri. The primary risks of surgery are infection and rebleeding, possibly requiring reoperation. The risk of brain injury or long-term side effects is low. ...Read more

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What are the tests for subdural hematoma?

CT of the head: A ct scan of the head is the preferred study to rule out a subdural hematoma following a head trauma. In the subacute setting, a MRI of the brain can also be helpful. ...Read more

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How does hematoma differ from concussion. And how to know if someone have subdural hematoma?

How does hematoma differ from concussion. And how to know if someone have subdural hematoma?

Definitions: Concussion: "head injury resulting in loss of consciousness, loss or memory, or combination of both." hematoma: a localized area of bleeding within the brain, and can be above the outer covering, an "epidural hematoma", or below the dura, a "subdural hematoma". Hematoma can occur in absence of concussion. Mri films invariably reveal presence of such bleeding. ...Read more

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Can septic shock in a child cause a subdural hematoma?

Can septic shock in a child cause a subdural hematoma?

Sort of..: Septic shock can have as a complication, difficulty clotting, a tendency to bleed. Thus if there is head trauma, bleeding is definitely at higher risk. Such as a subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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What does this mean a subdural hematoma with perilesional edema and air pockets in temporo-occipital reg, blood in tentorial leaves?

What does this mean a subdural hematoma with perilesional edema and air pockets in temporo-occipital reg, blood in tentorial leaves?

Subdural hematoma: This means that hematoma is causing pressure in the surrounding areas of the brain. The air packets may mean that there was a skull fracture and air leak into the area. I would ask more explanations from the neurosurgeon involved in the case. ...Read more

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What is your recommendation for treating an egg-sized subdural hematoma in a 20 year old patient with a 4 day history of vomiting and headache?

What is your recommendation for treating an egg-sized subdural hematoma in a 20 year old patient with a 4 day history of vomiting and headache?

Subdural Hematoma: Many symptoms of subdural hematoma are related to the injury and diffuse damage head injury causes. Draining a small hemorrhage may not improve symptoms of headache and vomiting. Most small hematomas are acomodated in the cranium and resolve just like a bruise anywhere. The main reason to drain a bleed is if the pressure on the brain is not compensated. A neurosurgical consultation is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hematoma (Definition)

A scalp hematoma is a condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more