The role of traumatic subdural fluid collections in the development of chronic subdural haematomas was studied in 43 of 715 patients who underwent a CT scan because of a recent head injury. Twenty of the 43 patients subsequently developed a chronic subdural haematoma, and this occurred especially in the aged. Nearly 50% of patients with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic subdural fluid collection may develop a chronic subdural haematoma.
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