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What exactly is a subdural hematoma?

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Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Blod clot

Blod clot or collection under the dura on the surface of the brain.

In brief: Blod clot

Blod clot or collection under the dura on the surface of the brain.
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
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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
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology

In brief: Bleed next to brain

Subdural hematoma is bleeding between the inner and middle layers of the tissues wrapping the brain.
It can be secondary to trauma or occur spontaneously, especially in patients with significant brain atrophy. Depending on size and rate of growth they can often be managed conservatively, but sometimes require neurosurgical drainage.

In brief: Bleed next to brain

Subdural hematoma is bleeding between the inner and middle layers of the tissues wrapping the brain.
It can be secondary to trauma or occur spontaneously, especially in patients with significant brain atrophy. Depending on size and rate of growth they can often be managed conservatively, but sometimes require neurosurgical drainage.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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