Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Epidural Hematoma Treatment

Treatment for epidural hematoma usually includes intravenous fluids, medications, corticosteroids, pain medications, and surgery to remove the hematoma and control bleeding.

Treatment for epidural hematoma may include:

  • Intravenous fluids
  • Medications for epidural hematoma:
  • Narcotic pain medication:
    • For moderate to severe pain
    • For short term use only
  • Surgery for epidural hematoma:
    • To remove the blood from around the brain

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Epidural Hematoma Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat epidural hematoma:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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