Chronic Subdural Hematoma Presenting as Transient Neurologic Deficits

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Four patients with symptoms of transient neurological dysfunction were subsequently found to have chronic subdural hematomas (CSDH). The frequency of these episodes diminished significantly after evacuation of the hematoma. The effects of vascular compromise due to the CSDH and to cardiovascular events, more commonly implicated in transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) may be additive. The inclusion of a computerized axial tomographic (CAT) scan in the evaluation of some patients with presumed TIAs is recommended.

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