What is the prevalence of subdural hematoma (SDH)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Richard J Meagher, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Acute subdural hematomas have been reported to occur in 5-25% of patients with severe head injuries, depending on the study. The annual incidence of chronic subdural hematoma has been reported to be 1-5.3 cases per 100,000 population. More recent studies have shown a higher incidence, probably because of better imaging techniques.


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