A study of chronic subdural haematomas at Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi
All patients presenting with chronic subdural haematomas over the three year period to Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi have been reviewed. Of the fifty-one patients five were diagnosed at postmortem. Of the remaining forty-six patients who were operated seven died. Diagnostic failure was caused mainly by failure to consider the possibility of a chronic subdural haematoma. An attempt has been made to characterise the clinical pattern that may suggest the presence of chronic subdural haematoma.