Acute Subdural Hematoma refers to the development of a blood clot in an area between the skull and brain—as a result of a head injury. Specifically, it’s a bleed that occurs below the inner layer of the dura, the brain’s tough outer covering, usually due to the tearing or rupturing of veins in the brain surface.
The bleeding causes a hematoma that creates pressure on the brain which can affect brain functions or even be life-threatening if not treated on time. Other terms used for Subdural Hematoma are subdural hemorrhage or intracranial hematoma.
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Symptoms of Subdural Hematoma depend on the bleeding rate and pressure on the brain. Common signs and symptoms include:
Diagnosing Subdural Hematoma, in the beginning, can be difficult because people may seem normal after a head injury. However, symptoms start appearing when blood starts leaking out of the torn veins above the brain surface. To check the size and position of Subdural Hematoma, your doctor may order the following tests:
Sometimes, hematoma goes away with medications but if the bleeding continues followed by severe symptoms, a doctor might suggest Subdural Hematoma Surgery. Based on the type of hematoma you have, we provide two Subdural Hematoma Surgery Options:
Dr. Moksha Ranasinghe, a board-certified neurosurgeon in Los Angeles , is an expert in treating Subdural Hematoma. Instead of rushing into surgery, she does a thorough examination of the patient’s condition, associated complications, and risks and then discusses the best treatment options with the patient.
Advanced diagnostic methods
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Recovery with less downtime
Outstanding patient care
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The mortality rate for subdural hematoma is 36-79%. Most survivors who are treated for acute subdural hematoma, do not regain the full level of brain functioning.
The recovery period for subdural hematoma depends on the severity of an injury. Some people may recover within a few months while others may never regain full brain functioning even after years.