Editorial: Outcome in chronic subdural hematoma

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Miranda and colleagues1 have performed a retrospective review of a series of 209 patients with chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). What makes this article merit editorial comment is the nature of their population: the patients' mean age was over 80 years. The authors' conclusion is aptly presented in their headline: chronic subdural hematoma in the elderly may not be such a benign disease. No other series of patients with CSDHs has examined the long-term outcome from treatment in a group of this seniority.

Some results were not surprising. The only factor they could identify that correlated with the in-hospital

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Please include this information when citing this paper: published online September 24, 2010; DOI: 10.3171/2010.8.JNS101203.

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Miranda LBBraxton EHobbs JQuigley MR: Chronic subdural hematoma in the elderly: not a benign disease. Clinical article. J Neurosurg [epub ahead of print September 24 2010. DOI: 10.3171/2010.8.JNS10298]




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