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Neurochirurgie. 1999 May;45(2):124-8.

[Chronic subdural hematoma in patients over 80 years of age].

[Article in French]

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Clinique Neurochirurgicale, Hôpital Roger-Salengro, CHRU 2, Lille.


Eighty cases of chronic subdural haematomas (SDH) in elderly patients (over 80 year-old) are reported retrospectively. The estimated incidence of the disease is 17 cases per 10(5) per year. The main presenting symptoms were confusion and impaired mentation. Surgical treatment was performed in all patients. Biological disorders deserved particular attention in the elderly SDH population. Complications occurred in 10% of patients, and recurrence of SDH was noted in 5% of patients. After their hospital discharge, 85% of patients returned to their previous neurological status. In this study, the age of patients did not appear to be a poor prognostic factor.

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