Chronic subdural haematoma in patients with Huntington's disease

Br J Neurosurg. 2006 Oct;20(5):327-9. doi: 10.1080/02688690601000956.


We studied the frequency of patients who had chronic subdural haematomas (CSDH) and Huntington's disease (HD) in a 1-year study period. In our department a total of 58 patients with CSDH were treated. Four patients (6.9% of them) had HD. Surgical evacuation of the haematoma was performed in all four cases with the use of a twist drill trepanation without a drainage system.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Comorbidity
  • Drainage / methods
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Subdural / diagnosis*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / epidemiology*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / surgery
  • Humans
  • Huntington Disease / diagnosis
  • Huntington Disease / epidemiology*
  • Huntington Disease / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reoperation
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome