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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really good for subdural hematoma?

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Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: No .

Removal of the hematoma and relieving pressure on the brain is the treatment for subdural hematomas.

In brief: No .

Removal of the hematoma and relieving pressure on the brain is the treatment for subdural hematomas.
Dr. Bikash Bose
Dr. Bikash Bose
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thanks much for this input Dr. Bose.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: I haven't been

Able to locate good studies addressing this issue.
Subdural hematoma requires surgical intervention. Hbot has been used after the fact for brain injuries (but this is not standard care). I am not sure that there is a lot of hard data on this. I can not answer your question.Maybe one or more of the other healthtap hyperbaric specialists has more information. I think i will refer this question to.

In brief: I haven't been

Able to locate good studies addressing this issue.
Subdural hematoma requires surgical intervention. Hbot has been used after the fact for brain injuries (but this is not standard care). I am not sure that there is a lot of hard data on this. I can not answer your question.Maybe one or more of the other healthtap hyperbaric specialists has more information. I think i will refer this question to.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
one of the Healthtap neurosurgeons.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: No, remove hematoma

A subdural hematoma causes problems boy because of the injury to the brain as well as the mass that the hematoma is.
If the mass is large it will cause pressure on the brain. The hyperbaric oxygen therapy will help heal brain tissue but only after blood mass is removed surgically. If the hematoma is not removed oxygen will not have much ability to heal brain tissue.

In brief: No, remove hematoma

A subdural hematoma causes problems boy because of the injury to the brain as well as the mass that the hematoma is.
If the mass is large it will cause pressure on the brain. The hyperbaric oxygen therapy will help heal brain tissue but only after blood mass is removed surgically. If the hematoma is not removed oxygen will not have much ability to heal brain tissue.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Subdural hematoma

There is no proof that hyperbaric oxygen can help with subdural hematoma.

In brief: Subdural hematoma

There is no proof that hyperbaric oxygen can help with subdural hematoma.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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