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Subdural Hematoma Vs Concussion
Absolutely: Especially in older patients, many subdural hematomas show little to no symptoms depending on size of the hematoma, location, and how old it is. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If normal symptoms post concussion are the same as delayed subdural hematoma symptoms-how are you to know if u should go to be evaluated?
Still need an Eval: Either way an accurate diagnosis should be made as these are still different entitities with different treatments. First we have to make a Diagnosis of a hematoma and that requires neuroimaging. Depending on the symptoms one is manifesting after concussion, addiional tests, monitoring and followup are critical. This may include neuroimaging. Thus I would recommend a ER or Neurology consult asap. ...Read more
Hit forehead on car door 5 days ago. ER dr won't do CT since I had 2 for a concussion 2 yrs ago. So how can I tell if I develop subdural hematoma?
Blood around brain: There are three layers of tissue that surround the brain, known collectively as the "meninges." the outermost layer is the dura mater, the middle layer the arachnoid mater, and the layer closest to the brain the pia mater. When veins that go between these layers rupture - often because of trauma - blood can start to pool between the dura mater and arachnoid mater causing a subdural hematoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feel bleed: 0nly way to feel bleed is through symptoms it causes. A chronic subdural is not acute and rarely if ever causes new s or old symptoms to recur. I use rarely s very very remote possibility. Keep in check with surgeon until discharged. ...Read more
Yes: Acceleration/deceleration injuries (like falling or a car accident) are typically associated with subdural hematomas. On impact, the brain shifts within the skull causing bridging veins to rupture leading to a slow accumulation of blood within the meningeal layers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Depends on symptoms and age of person. Older with more weakness/confusion. If surgically drained on somebody doing well, they may spend anywhere from 1-7 days in the hospital. If they need more assistance, getting around/safety around house etc. Would take more time. Good question to ask the team helping you. ...Read more
Can a subdural hematoma accumulate to 6cm in less than one hour on a 3 yr. Old boy. After a fall?
6 cm in diameter...: ...Not thickness, right? Yes, it's possible; subdural is a venous bleed, lower pressure, but it can certainly spread fairly quickly around the subdural space. How the hemorrhage behaves over time is a better guide to when it occurred. Also, on ct scan, its density in hounsfield units varies with time from accumulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be concerned about subdural hematoma (like Natasha Richardson)? I know temporal injuries can be fatal.
How long does it take for a large subdural hematoma to be reabsorbed? I had burr hole evacuation two weeks ago and am being monitored.
2-4 weeks: Usually 2-4 weeks. Usually, i order a ct about 4 weeks afterwards to confirm that it has resolved. Good luck. ...Read more
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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