Chronic subdural hematoma with transient neurological deficits: a review of 15 cases

Ann Neurol. 1983 Nov;14(5):539-42. doi: 10.1002/ana.410140508.


Fifteen patients with chronic subdural hematomas had transient neurological deficits. The important clinical features were aphasia in 9 patients, absence of headache in 8, and head injury in 8. Computed tomographic scan correctly identified all 15 cases of chronic subdural hematoma and should be considered mandatory before initiating anticoagulation in patients with transient ischemic attacks.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aphasia / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hematoma, Subdural / diagnosis*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / surgery
  • Humans
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed