Subdural hemorrhage - acute on chronic (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


Confusion and ataxia.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male

MRI Brain

MRI of the brain shows acute-on-chronic subdural hemorrhage along the right cerebral hemisphere with significant mass effect.

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Case Discussion

Subdural hemorrhage (SDH) is a collection of blood accumulating in the potential space between the dura and arachnoid mater of the meninges around the brain. SDH can happen in any age group, is mainly due to head trauma and CT scans are usually sufficient to make the diagnosis. Prognosis varies widely depending on the size and chronicity of the hemorrhage. 

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Case information

rID: 22748
Published: 20th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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