What is the most common site for occurrence of acute subdural hematomas (SDHs)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Richard J Meagher, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Acute subdural hematomas occur most commonly over the cerebral convexity in the parietal region (see the image below). The second most common site is above the tentorium cerebelli.

Acute subdural hematoma. Note the bright (white) i Acute subdural hematoma. Note the bright (white) image properties of the blood on this noncontrast cranial CT scan. Note also the midline shift. Image courtesy of J. Stephen Huff, MD

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