Outcome and outcome prediction in acute subdural hematoma

Surg Neurol. 1993 Jul;40(1):22-5. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(93)90164-v.


This study is based on a series of 109 consecutive head injured patients with the CT scan diagnosis of acute subdural hematoma. The overall outcome was assessed at 6 months after injury using the Glasgow Outcome Scale. By logistic regression analysis a small set of clinical features (the best sum Glasgow Coma Scale score within 24 h after admission, and pupillary inequality) was revealed as significant prognostic features. The method described allows bedside predictions in individual future cases.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / complications
  • Female
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Hematoma, Subdural / etiology
  • Hematoma, Subdural / mortality
  • Hematoma, Subdural / physiopathology*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Pupil / physiology
  • Regression Analysis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome