COVID-19 in chronic subdural hematoma

COVID-19 in chronic subdural hematoma

see also chronic subdural hematoma outcome.


Panciani et al. compared a cohort of COVID-19 chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) patients with historical series. Between May 2018 and September 2019, they operated 142 patients for CSDH and observed 5 deaths.

The mortality rate was 3.7% according to the literature 1).

They observed 4 death in 5 COVID-19 patients suffering from CSDH. Therefore, they observed a mortality rate of 80% about 21,6 times greater than the control data 2).

References

1)

Camel M, Grubb RL. Treatment of chronic subdural hematoma by twistdrill craniostomy with continuous catheter drainage. J Neurosurg. 1986;65(2): 183-187
2)

Panciani PP, Saraceno G, Zanin L, Renisi G, Signorini L, Fontanella MM. Letter: COVID-19 Infection Affects Surgical Outcome of Chronic Subdural Hematoma. Neurosurgery. 2020 Apr 18. pii: nyaa140. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa140. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32304213.

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