1972 Volume 12 Pages 71-83
Chronic subdural hematoma is a common disease. Occasionally, however, it is so puzzling to make a diagnosis clearly and immediately, that the delay of the management may occur. So the purpose of this paper is to clarify the general picture of chronic subdural hematoma from a statistical analysis in 309 adult cases. Through this survey the role of trauma as the triggering factor is to be checked and the signs and symptoms will be summarized and divided into groups according to clinical features, which will make the diagnosis easy and useful to dissolve the pitfall. Pathophysiology and dynamics of the capsule of the hematoma are investigated in some cases, and the dysfunction of the liver is also inquired. Follow-up study was performed, which will contribute to the selection of the operative method.