Author: Peter Bakes, M.D.
- Epidural hematomas have a characteristic convex appearance on CT while a subdural hematoma will have a concave appearance.
- Indications for operative intervention for subdural hematoma may include: >5 mm midline shift, over 10 mm in thickness, comatose with ICP >20, or patient neurologic deterioration.
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