Spontaneous Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A Case Report and Literature Review




Introduction: Subdural hematoma (CSD), the accumulation of blood below the inner layer of the dura, stems from bleeding of bridging veins or cortical arteries damaged normally by traumas. Chronic subdural hematomas (cSDH) are well documented in infants where it is frequently observed as a single entity. Case Presentation: Albeit cSDH is rare amongst children older than one year, the current report presents a case of a nine-year-old male with no trauma history developing spontaneous chronic subdural hematoma. Surgical management was performed, and there was a satisfactory resolution. Conclusions: In spite of the lower incidence of cSDH in children, leading to misdiagnosis, early diagnosis and treatment with craniotomy and drainage suggests excellent prognosis.