On September 2, 2009, Yvan Lemoine slipped and fell down an interior stairwell at the premises of Planet Fitness in Astoria. Yvan, then 28 years old, had been walking from the second to the first floo... ...
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.more »
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 ...more »
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 ...more »