Follow-up study of the patients operated for traumatic subdural hematomas
In 56 patients operated for traumatic subdural hematomas clinical manifestations were analysed (8 main syndromes of the remote period) as well as the degree of neurologic rehabilitation and the level of social-occupational adaptation. Such adaptation appeared to be rather high: 66,1% of the patients were able to resume work. The highest lethality was in the acute period; the worst rehabilitation and follow-up adaptation were observed in elderly and old patients who were in comatose state before the operation and had severe accompanying contusion of the brain. Policy of drug treatment was determined in patients with traumatic subdural hematomas regarding peculiarities and manifestations of the syndromes (urgent operation, if necessary - cranioplasty, psychologic support in the remote period, resorption therapy and symptomatic drugs).