Spontaneously rapid and complete resolution of acute subdural hemorrhage in a 1-year-old patient

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ÖZGENÇ M. M., ÇEVİK S., Soyalp C., Hanimoglu H., BEKTAŞ A. F.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.34, no.10, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Acute subdural hematoma is one of the neurosurgical emergencies that could lead to mortality, thus needing urgent surgical intervention in most of the cases. A 1-year-old female patient was admitted to the emergency department after she fell from a 2-m height. She had 5 x 2-cm acute traumatic subdural hematoma diagnosed with computed tomographic (CT) scan of the head. She was rushed to the operating room for a need of possible surgical intervention. Her vital signs improved before she was operated on. A new CT scan was obtained. The CT scan revealed complete resolution of the subdural hematoma. Spontaneous resolution is rarely seen in acute traumatic subdural hematoma patients, and complete resolution could take several weeks. In the presented case report, complete resolution occurred in approximately an hour.