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Subdural Hematoma Care

Neurosurgeon Treats Subdural Hematoma

neurosurgeon subdural hematoma imagingA subdural hematoma occurs when blood collects beneath the dura, the outermost layer of the brain. Commonly, physical trauma to the head is the primary cause of a subdural hematoma, but individuals who suffer from bleeding disorders may also be at risk. Aside from the bleeding complications associated with a subdural hematoma, this condition can place pressure on the brain, leading to potentially life-threatening conditions.

 

Although anyone is at risk for a subdural hematoma due to physical injury, the elderly are at a greater risk as their brains shrink in size. This aging process of the brain places pressure on blood vessels, causing them to break more easily. People who take blood thinners may also be at an increased risk.

Symptoms of a Subdural Hematoma

Someone who has suffered a subdural hematoma may exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Nausea and vomiting

It’s important to note that symptoms of a subdural hematoma may not be immediately apparent. In the case of traumatic brain injury, a person may show signs of a subdural hematoma within minutes. A less severe head injury may result in a subdural hematoma that grows slowly, however, making the onset of symptoms take weeks. As a result, it’s important to see a neurosurgeon as soon as possible after any type of head injury.

See Our Neurosurgeon

Our Neurosurgeon specializes in the treatment of other brain disorders such as Hydrocephalus as well as Subdural Hemoatoma. If you’re concerned you are showing symptoms of a subdural hematoma, call our office in McKinney at (972) 704-1535 or contact us online to learn more or schedule an appointment.