Prompt Resorption of Traumatic Acute Subdural Hematoma –  a Case Report

Authors: J. Kašík 1;  J. Klener 1;  L. Tittelbach 1;  R. Tomáš 1;  J. Šroubek 1;  M. Mašek 2
Authors‘ workplace: Neurochirurgické oddělení, Nemocnice Na Homolce, Praha 1;  Radiodiagnostická klinika, Nemocnice Na Bulovce, Praha 2
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2016; 79/112(1): 86-89
Category: Case Report


Acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) is the most common type of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage associated with high morbidity and mortality. The majority of cases require acute surgery. Monitoring may rarely be sufficient in smaller asymptomatic ASDH. Their resorption is usually prolonged and often associated with formation of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). Prompt resorption of hematomas have been described in a few cases only but some authors argue that their incidence is underestimated. We present a case of traumatic ASDH in a young alcoholic patient, in whom a follow-up CT of the brain performed about 20 hours later revealed almost complete resorption of the hematoma.

Key words:
acute subdural hematoma – chronic subdural hematoma – prompt resorption

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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