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