Which medications are used for the treatment 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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Answer

In patients who have no significant mass effect on imaging studies and no neurologic symptoms or signs except mild headache, chronic subdural hematomas have been observed with serial scans and have been seen to remain stable or to resolve.

Although hematoma resolution has been reported, it cannot be reliably predicted, and no medical therapy has been shown to be effective in expediting the resolution of acute or chronic subdural hematomas.

For more information, see the Medscape Reference article Acute Subdural Hematoma in the ED.


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