Rapid spontaneous resolution of an acute subdural hematoma

Neurosurgery. 1986 Sep;19(3):446-8. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198609000-00019.


A patient is reported who had spontaneous resolution of an acute traumatic subdural hematoma within 6 hours. In this period, clinical signs improved and computed tomography suggested disappearance of the hematoma. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated no real disappearance, but rather a redistribution of the blood. A rapid resolution like this has not been observed previously in the natural history of acute subdural hematoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Subdural / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Remission, Spontaneous