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Chronic Subdural Hematoma

Chronic Subdural Hematoma | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

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:

  • occupational therapists
  • physical therapists
  • physician
  • neuropsychologist
  • 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 child abuse.

    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.

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    Author: James Warson, MD
    Reviewer: Pam Rosenthal, RN, BSN, CCM
    Date Reviewed: 02/10/02

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