What are possible causes of chronic subdural hematoma (SDH)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Richard J Meagher, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Causes of chronic subdural hematoma include the following:

  • Head trauma (may be relatively mild, eg, in older individuals with cerebral atrophy)

  • Acute subdural hematoma, with or without surgical intervention

  • Spontaneous or idiopathic

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