Perioperative challenges during surgical evacuation of subdural and epidural hematomas.

Walter M. van den Bergh, Anthony R. Absalom, OL Cremer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional


Epidural and subdural hematomas are common sequelae of severe head injury and usually require urgent surgical evacuation. The general principles that apply to the management of raised intracranial pressure following head injury should also be used in these patients. In this chapter we highlight the characteristics that are considered “typical” for the presentation of patients with acute epidural and subdural hematomas, and discuss some aspects of management that are specific to these conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies for Prevention, Early Detection, and Successful Management of Perioperative Complications
EditorsAnsgar M. Brambrink, Jeffrey Kirsch
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-17410-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-17408-8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2019


Dive into the research topics of 'Perioperative challenges during surgical evacuation of subdural and epidural hematomas.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this