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What Is A Subdural Haematoma?
A subdural haematoma is the term used to describe a collection of blood that accumulates under one of the coverings of the brain called the dura. A subdural haematoma is extremely common and in Leeds we see around two hundred cases per year.
There are two main types of subdural haematomas; acute and chronic:
- Acute means that the bleeding has happened quickly and recently.
- Chronic means that the blood has been present for some time, often weeks or even months.
These two conditions can be very different and there are therefore two different information pages on our website; one for each: