Abstract

Subdural hematomas as single lesions are present in 2.5 per cent of patients admitted to the hospital after head injury and in 11 per cent of patients admitted in coma. One third of all patients admitted in coma with head injuries will have hematoma, either subdural, epidural, or intracerebral, singly or in combination.1 The incidence of admission for head injury has been reported as 200 per 100,000 admissions,2 and it can be estimated that about 34,000 cases of traumatic intracranial hematoma come under medical care each year in the United States. The majority of patients are young to middle-aged men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1540-1541
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume304
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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