Hematoma

How serious is a subdural hematoma?

It is generally felt that a patient with a clot thickness greater than 10mm should undergo surgical evacuation, regardless of their level of consciousness. Non-comatose patients with a clot thickness less than 10mm may not need surgery.

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What is a subdural hematoma (SDH) and what is it caused by?

An SDH is diagnosed when there is a collection  of blood inside the skull, but also inside the dura. The collection is therefore between the dura and the outer most brain tissue itself.  What causes a SDH? The source of the bleed can be from damage to the brain itself (a focal lesion or tear […]

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What are the symptoms of EDH in TBI patients?

These patients are often ones who have symptoms including a “lucid interval” which means they are struck in the head and have a short period of initial unconsciousness, wake up and seem better then seem to deteriorate. This is because of the gradual accumulation of blood in this area which presses on the brain over […]

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What is an epidural hematoma (EDH)?

An epidural hematoma (EDH) is a collection of blood which occurs below the skull but above the thick leathery cover of the brain itself known as the Dura.

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