Subdural Hydromas

  • S. Matsumoto
  • N. Tamaki
Part of the Advances in Neurotraumatology book series (NEUROTRAUMATOL., volume 1)


Subdural hydroma is one of the most confused or controversial pathological conditions because of its vague definition and wrong use of terminology. The term, “subdural hydroma” was first proposed by Dandy (1940). But the terms, subdural hematoma, hygroma, hydroma, effusion and fluid collection have been sometimes confusingly used to indicate the same or different conditions of an abnormal collection of fluid in the subdural space.


Head Injury Subarachnoid Space Subdural Hematoma Arachnoid Membrane Chronic Subdural Hematoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Matsumoto
    • 1
  • N. Tamaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKobe University School of MedicineKobeJapan

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