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What is the usual treatment for an epidural hematoma?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on symptoms

Depending on the size, symptoms and location, treatment can include anything from observation to an open craniotomy (opening up the head to remove the clot from where is sits just under the skull).

In brief: Depends on symptoms

Depending on the size, symptoms and location, treatment can include anything from observation to an open craniotomy (opening up the head to remove the clot from where is sits just under the skull).
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

For the classic large epidural hematoma from an arterial bleed, the treatment is surgery urgently.
This involves a craniotomy (opening the skull), evacuation of the blood clot and obliteration of the bleeding vessel. When done rapidly, outcomes are very good.

In brief: Surgery

For the classic large epidural hematoma from an arterial bleed, the treatment is surgery urgently.
This involves a craniotomy (opening the skull), evacuation of the blood clot and obliteration of the bleeding vessel. When done rapidly, outcomes are very good.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology

In brief: Surgery

Depending on the location (brain, spinal cord), surgical intervention may be necessary.

In brief: Surgery

Depending on the location (brain, spinal cord), surgical intervention may be necessary.
Dr. James Henning
Dr. James Henning
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