Study on clinical features and factors associated with thickness of chronic subdural hematoma in adult
Keywords:Hematoma, Hemiparesis, Subdural, Thickness
Patients with chronic subdural hematoma encounter certain difficulties in diagnosis, especially in elderly, due to the characteristically non-specific symptoms and signs. Early diagnosis and proper operative treatment, on the other hand, results in complete recovery in most of the cases. In this study, the clinical features and factors of 31 patients with chronic subdural hematoma, associated with the thickness of chronic subdural hematoma were analyzed. The mean age was 62 ± 13.9 years. The maximum hematoma thickness in the axial CT scan was 25 mm. The thickness of hematoma obtained from axial plain CT had a positive relationship with the patient’s age where r=0.895 and p<0.001 signifies that the thickness of hematoma increased with the increasing age. But the hematoma thickness was not related to co-morbidity such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and ischemic heart disease. The presentation of the patient with higher hematoma thickness with hemiparesis was statistically significant and with lower thickness with headache and vomiting.