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Subdural Hematoma

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by Neff DM

(Extra-axial Haematoma; Subdural Haemorrhage; SDH)

 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. You may also be referred to a specialist for additional testing.
Imaging tests evaluate the brain and surrounding structures. This can be done with:
Your brain function may be assessed. This can be done with:
  • Neurological examination
  • Electroencephalogram EEG—to measure your brain's electrical activity
  • Neuropsychological testing
Your bodily fluids may be tested. This can be done with blood tests.
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
http://www.entnet.org

Brain Injury Association of America
http://www.biausa.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Brain Injury Association of Canada
http://biac-aclc.ca

Ontario Brain Injury Association
http://www.obia.on.ca

 

References


Servadei F, Compagnone C, et al. The role of surgery in traumatic brain injury. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2007;13:163-168.


Subdural hematoma. EBSCO Dynamed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 17, 2014. Accessed June 2, 2014.


Subdural haematoma. Patient UK website. Available at: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27001513. Updated September 28, 2011. Accessed June 2, 2014.

 

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