Subdural hematomas in the newborn. Surgical treatment and results

Surg Neurol. 1987 Oct;28(4):253-8. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(87)90302-8.


Subdural hematomas were evacuated in 41 newborns during the first 4 days after birth. Subdural hematomas due to birth trauma may be subdivided into supratentorial, subtentorial, and suprasubtentorial. The location was frequently bilateral. The clinical course and diagnosis are described. Evacuation of the subdural hematoma was performed by subdural taps, linear craniotomies through the coronal and lambdoid sutures, and, in some cases, by combined approaches. The results were favorable in 68.3% of cases.

MeSH terms

  • Birth Injuries / complications
  • Birth Injuries / mortality
  • Birth Injuries / surgery*
  • Craniotomy / methods
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Subdural / etiology
  • Hematoma, Subdural / mortality
  • Hematoma, Subdural / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Punctures / methods
  • Subdural Space