Minor head injury is a frequent cause for neurologic consultation and imaging. Most patients with minor head injury will make an uneventful recovery, but in a very small proportion of these patients life threatening intracranial complications occur. We describe a patient on oral anticoagulation therapy, and severely impaired coagulation, with normal head computed tomography on admission, who developed a subdural hematoma requiring surgery 12 hours later. Current guidelines and literature for the management of minor head injury are discussed.

doi.org/10.4076/1757-1626-2-7587, hdl.handle.net/1765/25457
Cases Journal
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Engelen, M, Nederkoorn, P.J, Smits, M, & van de Beek, D. (2009). Delayed life-threatening subdural hematoma after minor head injury in a patient with severe coagulopathy: A case report. Cases Journal, 2(8). doi:10.4076/1757-1626-2-7587