Differential diagnostic problems in elderly chronic subdural hematoma patients

Valentin Munteanu, Ionut Luca-Husti, Teodora Camelia Coman, Alexandru Vlad Ciurea
2016 Romanian Neurosurgery  
Chronic subdural hematomas (CSDH) are recognized as common in older people (over 70 years). They are produced in minor injuries (falls on the same level). These CSDH have minor symptoms (headache, memory disorders, balance disorders, cognitive disorders, etc. and are classified as signs for the onset of dementia, circulatory failure - basilar vertebra, Alzheimer, etc. A simple brain CT scan can highlight these hematomas and a neurosurgical intervention will achieve extremely favorable
more » ... There are many pitfalls in the differential diagnosis of CSH especially with strokes being so common at this age.
doi:10.1515/romneu-2016-0030 fatcat:u25jwknugbhphepemwklt7mtua