Research Article| Volume 3, ISSUE 3, P201-206, September 1979

Subdural hygroma: Diagnosis with computed tomography

  • Kurt A. Jaeckle
    Address correspondence and reprint requests to Kurt A. Jaeckle, M.D., Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232.
    Departments of Neurology and Radiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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  • Joseph H. Allen
    Departments of Neurology and Radiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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      Nine cases are reported that fulfilled the criteria for diagnosis of subdural hygroma. With the availability of serial computed tomographic (CT) scans, it is possible to document non-invasively the appearance of CSF-density subdural fluid where no prior blood accumulation has been present.
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