Even Seniors Can Recover from Traumatic Brain Injury

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(PsychCentral) – Even patients over the age of 75 are able to recover from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a study at the Helsinki University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery in Finland. The study is the first to describe the results of surgically treated elderly patients with acute subdural hematomas (a blood clot on the external part of the brain usually caused by an injury, such as a fall or collision). Age is one of the most significant outcome predictors in patients with TBI.

If the patient is young, an acute subdural hematoma is typically treated through a neurosurgical operation. However, even among young patients, mortality is still common, despite surgical treatment. CONTINUE