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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2001 June;45(2):97-102

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Acute interhemispheric subdural hematomas. Report of nine cases

Senel A., Cokluk C., Onder A., Iyigun O., Incesu L.

Ondokuz Mayιs University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Samsun, Turkey


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Nine ­male patients ­with ­acute inter­hem­i­spher­ic sub­du­ral hemat­o­ma (ISH) are pre­sent­ed. The etio­log­ic fac­tor was trau­ma for all ­patients (traf­fic acci­dent and fall­ing ­down). The ­young ­adult cas­es and one ­child had bad prog­no­sis due to ­severe clin­i­cal find­ings and ­high mor­tal­ity. The asymp­to­mat­ic ­patients ­were treat­ed con­ser­va­tive­ly. In ­this ­report, we dis­cussed etio­log­ic fac­tors, pres­en­ta­tion of age ­groups, wheth­er an ISH pro­gress­es to a chron­ic con­vex­ity sub­du­ral hemat­o­ma (SH), and ­real mor­tal­ity ­rates for ISH ­with rel­e­vant lit­er­a­ture knowl­edge. As a ­result, ISHs can ­present in all age ­groups includ­ing ­shak­en ­babies, severe­ly ­injured ­young ­adults as ­well as low veloc­ity trau­ma strik­en eld­er­ly ­patients (espe­cial­ly ­those ­under anti­co­ag­u­lant med­i­ca­tion). We ­believe ­that an ­acute ISH does not ­change to chron­ic con­vex­ity SH; in ­fact ­they ­present as simul­ta­ne­ous ­acute ­thin con­vex­ity SH and ­acute ISH. It is ­also con­clud­ed ­that in con­trast to pre­vi­ous lit­er­a­ture ISH and ­acute SH ­patients of sim­i­lar neu­ro­log­i­cal stat­us ­have sim­i­lar mor­tal­ity ­rates.

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