Subacute subdural haematoma

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia


Patient complained of confusion and headache.. no history of major trauma..

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

A subdural haemorrhage (SDH) results from collection of blood between the dura and arachnoid mater of the meninges around the brain.
In its subacute stage, a subdural hematoma will be isodense to grey matter, making it hard to be differentiated from brain parenchyma for the untrained eye..
How to spot it??
look for mass effect, like in this case; the compression of right lateral ventricle and medial shift of grey / white matter interface on right side..
Don't forget: subdural hematoma is much more common in old age and needs no major trauma, subtle trauma will suffice..

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Case information

rID: 18090
Published: 7th Jun 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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