Chronic subdural hematoma in the elderly.

Abstract

Elderly individuals may develop an asymptomatic subdural hematoma as a result of minor trauma, anticoagulant therapy, or other factors. A membrane forms around the initial clot, and this membrane becomes the source for many smaller hemorrhages. Because of these rehemorrhages, the hematoma slowly enlarges with time and ultimately becomes symptomatic. The… (More)

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