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Hrithik Roshan and Chronic Subdural Haematoma

Jan 16, 2023

Hrithik Roshan

The “Greek god of Bollywood”— Hrithik Roshan is known for his acting, dancing skills and the variety of characters he has played on the big screen. But what he is lesser known for is one of the rare diseases that he suffered from in 2013. 

Yes, the disease Hrithik Roshan suffered from is Chronic Subdural Haematoma. 

Let’s learn in detail about what Subdural Haematoma is along with its symptoms, causes and treatment. 

Read on!

What is Subdural Haematoma?

Subdural haematoma is a rare and serious condition where blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain. This is usually caused due to head injury that might lead to bursting a blood vessel. 

It occurs because of a tear in a blood vessel, most commonly a vein. and blood leaks out of the torn vessel into the space below the dura mater membrane layer. And, this space is called the subdural space because it is below the dura. Bleeding into this space is called a subdural hemorrhage.

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There are three types of subdural haematoma:


  • It is the most dangerous type of subdural hematoma
  • Its symptoms may appear right after a head injury, often within minutes to hours


  • Its symptoms usually appear hours to days or even weeks after the head injury
  • It can occur with a concussion


  • In chronic subdural haematoma, bleeding occurs slowly and symptoms may not appear for weeks or months
  • It can be caused even by minor head injuries


Some common symptoms of Subdural Haematoma includes the following:

  • Constant headache
  • Confusion and drowsiness
  • Slurred speech and unclear vision 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of balance
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Consciousness and Coma

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Subdural haematomas are diagnosed based on a person's medical history, symptoms and the results of a brain scan. The common diagnosis methods are:

  • Physical and Neurological exam
  • Computed Tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of your head


For treating the larger subdural haematoma, the doctor performs decompression surgery. One or more holes are drilled in the skull to drain the blood. 

Although, sometimes the smaller hematomas don’t require surgical treatment. Bed rest, medications and observation may be all that is needed. 

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And that is everything you need to know about Chronic Subdural Haematoma, the rare disease that Hrithik Roshan suffered from.

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Kashika Walia

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