J Korean Neurotraumatol Soc.  2011 Apr;7(1):47-49. 10.13004/jknts.2011.7.1.47.

Rapid Spontaneous Resolution of Traumatic Acute Subdural Hematoma

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Gachon University of Medical & Science, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. phoenix3070@naver.com

Abstract

Rapid spontaneous resolution of traumatic acute subdural hematoma (SDH) is a rare and unexpectable phenomenon. A 67-year-old man presented with confused mental state after falling down. Initial brain computed tomography (CT) scan revealed an acute SDH with thickness of approximately 10mm, which was managed conservatively. Six days after conservative management, follow-up CT showed complete resolution of the hematoma. The other case of 61-year-old woman was an acute traumatic SDH after falling out of wheelchair that reduced spontaneously. We report two cases of traumatic acute SDH with spontaneous reduction and possible mechanism of spontaneous resolution of acute SDH with relevant review of the literature.

Keyword

Rapid resolution; Acute subdural hematoma

MeSH Terms

Brain
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Hematoma
Hematoma, Subdural, Acute
Humans
Wheelchairs
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