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Overview

A subdural hematoma refers to an accumulation of blood on the brain's surface beneath the skull. Subdural hematomas may be life threatening. They usually result from a head injury.There are two types of subdural hematoma-acute and chronic[read article]

Tests for Subdural Hematoma

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Neurological Examination
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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Medical Procedures for Subdural Hematoma

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Platelet Transfusion
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Transfusion of Fresh Frozen Plasma
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Surgical Procedures for Subdural Hematoma

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Craniotomy
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Trephining
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Prescribed Medications for Subdural Hematoma

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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PHENYTOIN (FEN i toyn) is used to control seizures in certain types of epilepsy. It is also used to prevent seizures during or after surgery.  More
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PHYTONADIONE (fye toe na DYE one) is a man-made form of vitamin K. This medicine is used to treat vitamin K deficiency or bleeding problems caused by various disord...  More
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