Chronic Subdural Hematoma
What are the treatments for the condition?
Once the chronic subdural hematoma is located, the doctor
removes it through surgery. If there is impairment from this
condition, the person may need long-term treatment. Long-term
treatment involves joining a brain injury program and working with
a team of specialists such as:
These specialists can help the person to learn
new coping strategies. Long-term treatment can continue for several
years depending on the severity of symptoms.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
After surgery to remove the hematoma, some people may
suffer from nerve damage. This nerve damage may affect motor
skills and the ability to carry out normal, daily activities.
Seizures can also develop.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
If seizures develop, medicine will be needed to
control them. In infants, the doctor may also check for possible
How is the condition monitored?
The doctor may recommend periodic visits
to watch for any return of symptoms. Any new or worsening
symptoms should be reported to the provider.