Symptoms & Signs
- Confusion or coma
- Decreased memory
- Difficulty speaking or swallowing
- Difficulty walking
- Weakness or numbness of arms, legs, face
Diagnosis & Tests
The physical exam will include a full brain and nervous system (neurologic) work-up to test:
- Mental functions
Because the symptoms and signs are often subtle, if there is any suspicion of a hematoma, a head CT or head MRI will most likely be done to further evaluate the problem.
Chronic subdural hematoma : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Chronic subdural hematoma : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Chronic subdural hematoma : Treatment
Review Date : 9/25/2008
Reviewed By : Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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