What are the mortality rates associated with surgery for chronic subdural hematoma (SDH)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Richard J Meagher, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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The morbidity and mortality rates associated with surgical treatment of chronic subdural hematoma have been estimated at 11% and 5%, respectively. Between 86% and 90% of patients with chronic subdural hematoma are adequately treated after one surgical procedure.


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