Subdural hematoma in adults: Prognosis and management
- William McBride, MD
William McBride, MD
- Clinical Assistant Professor
- Department of Internal Medicine
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Subdural hematoma (SDH) and epidural hematoma are characterized by bleeding into the spaces surrounding the brain.
●Subdural hematomas form between the dura and the arachnoid membranes
●Epidural hematomas arise in the potential space between the dura and the skull
The prognosis and management of SDH will be discussed here. Other aspects of SDH are reviewed separately. (See "Subdural hematoma in adults: Etiology, clinical features, and diagnosis".)
Epidural hematoma is discussed elsewhere. (See "Intracranial epidural hematoma in adults".)
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