Thank you for posting your query.
Based on the symptoms, I would feel that surgery may be avoided for a 12 day old subdural hematoma
in a 95 year old.
This is because in an older person, there is brain shrinkage, which can accommodate brain swelling
due to subdural hematoma, thereby, limiting the adverse effects of the brain swelling.
Over a period of time, the blood gets re absorbed and would disappear. Also, cognitive changes may not completely reverse after surgery.
So, we can avoid subjecting her to the risk and trauma of surgery.
I hope it helps.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist