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Could someone have a subdural hematoma even if he is bleeding from the scalp?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A subdural hematoma is caused by a tearing of a bridging vein, often from trauma.
A scalp laceration would not exclude the possibility of a subdural hematoma.

In brief: Yes

A subdural hematoma is caused by a tearing of a bridging vein, often from trauma.
A scalp laceration would not exclude the possibility of a subdural hematoma.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on injury

Head injuries are no laughing matter. If the injury is severe there is always a risk of an acute subdural or epidural hematoma.
Even with mild injury the elderly are at risk of a slow bleed or chronic subdural hematoma. Any type of head injury that results in direct force to the head should be assessed by a doctor with a complete neurological exam to rule out potential serious complications.

In brief: Depends on injury

Head injuries are no laughing matter. If the injury is severe there is always a risk of an acute subdural or epidural hematoma.
Even with mild injury the elderly are at risk of a slow bleed or chronic subdural hematoma. Any type of head injury that results in direct force to the head should be assessed by a doctor with a complete neurological exam to rule out potential serious complications.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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