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What exactly is subdural hematoma?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: 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..

In brief: 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..
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology
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In brief: Rupture of vessel
Blood clot on the surface of the brain caused by rupture of vein.
Rupture of an artery on the surface would cause epidural bleed.

In brief: Rupture of vessel
Blood clot on the surface of the brain caused by rupture of vein.
Rupture of an artery on the surface would cause epidural bleed.
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Dr. Felix Brizuela
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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