Acute-on-Chronic Subdural Hematoma Secondary to Falls Due to Alcoholism

Acute-on-Chronic Subdural Hematoma Secondary to Falls Due to Alcoholism

A subdural hematoma (SDH) is blood in the space between the dura and the arachnoid mater. An acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) is most often secondary to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The most common causes of TBI include falls and motor vehicle collisions [1]. The estimated mortality of ASDH is between 40 and 60% [2]. Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is one of the most prevalent neurosurgical disorders. Its annual incidence is estimated to be 21/100,000 [3]. Most often, SDH occurs secondary …