Spontaneous resolution of chronic subdural hematomas

Neurosurgery. 1986 Nov;19(5):794-8. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198611000-00013.


Four patients with chronic subdural hematomas, all of which resolved spontaneously, were followed from the time of injury to resolution of the chronic subdural hematoma. Periodic computed tomographic (CT) scans showed spontaneous resolution 78, 174, 231, and 326 days after the development of the chronic subdural hematoma, respectively. Features of the CT scans and a possible mechanism of spontaneous resolution are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / diagnostic imaging
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / physiopathology*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma, Subdural / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed