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Chronic subdural haematomas are more common on the left than on the right.
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PMID:  19269825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subdural haematomas (SDHs), and in particular chronic subdural haematomas (CSDHs), are commonly encountered in a neurosurgical practice. The aetiology, presentation, management and prognosis of these are well documented but there are few publications that report on their side prevalence (laterality). We report an analysis of all patients (both operated on and conservatively managed) who presented to the Neurosurgical Service at Christchurch Hospital with SDHs between 1 January 1996 and 30 June 2006. A total of 413 patients presented with a total of 450 SDHs, of which 150 (33.3%) were acute, 38 were (8.4%) subacute and 262 (58.2%) were chronic. The patients ranged in age from 3 months to 95 years. The mean (+/-standard deviation, SD) age of patients with acute SDH was 50.9+/-25.8 years, 65.4+/-19.8 years for subacute SDH and 68.9+/-19.7 years for chronic SDH. A total of 275 (67%) patients were male and 138 (33%) female, with the male predominance occurring in all subgroups. The SDHs were distributed unilaterally in the acute and subacute groups; however, CSDHs occurred more frequently on the left side (57.2% compared to 42.7% on the right; p=0.0345). We discuss the likely reasons behind the increased rate of CSDHs diagnoses on the left side.
M R MacFarlane; Y Weerakkody; Y Kathiravel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-27     Completed Date:  2009-06-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  642-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Christchurch Hospital, Private Bag 4710, Christchurch, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Functional Laterality / physiology*
Hematoma, Subdural, Chronic / epidemiology*,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult

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