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Unilateral drainage of bilateral chronic subdural hematoma

Journal of Neurology & Stroke
Allan J Drapkin,1 Manuel Campos P2

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Bilateral chronic subdural hematoma (bCSDH) is a condition frequently encountered in neurosurgical practice, and it is usually the result of head trauma. Despite its frequency, no consensus currently exists regarding its optimal treatment. While the use of corticosteroids in the treatment of chronic subdural hematoma is not currently accepted by the neurosurgical community, there is enough evidence in the literature that supports its use. In bCSDH the unilateral burr hole evacuation of the larger of the subdural collections followed by a course of corticosteroids seems to be an effective and safer course of action in the management of bilateral chronic subdural hematoma.


subdural hematoma, head trauma, corticosteroids, craniostomy