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Subdural Hematoma

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by Neff DM

(Extra-axial Haematoma; Subdural Haemorrhage; SDH)



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.
Images may be taken of your brain and skull. This can be done with:
Your brain function may be assessed. This can be done with:
  • Neurological examination
  • EEG (electroencephalogram)
  • Neuropsychological testing
Your bodily fluids may be tested. This can be done with blood tests.


American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Brain Injury Association of America



The Brain Injury Association of Canada

Ontario Brain Injury Association



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Subdural hematoma. EBSCO Dynamed website. Available at: Updated July 19, 2013. Accessed August 21, 2013.

Subdural haematoma. Patient UK website. Available at: Updated September 28, 2011. Accessed August 21, 2013.


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