Subdural Hemorrhage

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Definition

A chronic subdural hematoma is an "old" collection of blood and blood breakdown products between the surface of the brain and its outermost covering (the dura). The chronic phase of a subdural hematoma begins several weeks after the first bleeding.


Alternative Names

Subdural hemorrhage - chronic; Subdural hematoma - chronic; Subdural hygroma


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

A subdural hematoma develops when the tiny veins that run between the dura and surface of the brain (bridging...

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