Bilateral acute on chronic subdural hematomas
Altered conscious level on medical wall. No direct history of trauma.
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Bilateral acute on chronic subdural hematomas illustrating a 'layered' effect to the variable ages of blood.
The equal sized bilateral subdurals has resulted in no real midline shift or mass effect.
Hematoma collecting, usually following trauma, between the meningeal and arachnoid layers of the dura.
May cross sutures but not dural attachments.
Bilateral subdural hematomas are less common than unilateral.
Subdurals may contain: hyperacute, acute, subacute and chronic hematoma
Half of subdural hematomas are due to rupture of a bridging vein and the other half due to torn cortical arteries.