Cranial Acute and Subacute Subdural Hematomas

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Kanat A.

in: Subdural Hematoma, Mehmet TurgutAli AkhaddarWalter A. HallAhmet T. Turgut, Editor, Springer-Verlag , Vienna, pp.25-32, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • City: Vienna
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-32
  • Editors: Mehmet TurgutAli AkhaddarWalter A. HallAhmet T. Turgut, Editor
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Acute subdural hematoma (SDH) is an important cause of mortality and severe disability in neurosurgical practice that occurs in about one-third of patients with severe traumatic brain injuries. This entity refers to the acute subdural collection of blood following acute head trauma. Acute SDH can manifest with severe neurologic deficits and necessitates the mode immediate evacuation of the hematoma. Pathologically, it is usually associated with cerebral contusion and laceration.