Question: What is an acute subdural Haematoma?

Definition. An acute subdural hematoma (SDH) is a clot of blood that develops between the surface of the brain and the dura mater, the brains tough outer covering, usually due to stretching and tearing of veins on the brains surface. These veins rupture when a head injury suddenly jolts or shakes the brain.

Is subdural hematoma acute?

Acute: This is the most dangerous type of subdural hematoma. Symptoms are severe and appear right after a head injury, often within minutes to hours. Pressure on the brain increases quickly as the blood pools. If not diagnosed and treated quickly, you could lose consciousness, become paralyzed or even die.

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