J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2007 Apr;41(4):267-268. 10.3340/jkns.2007.41.4.267.

Bilateral Acute Subdural Hematoma Following Evacuation of Chronic Subdural Hematoma

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. chosunns@hanmail.net

Abstract

Complications after surgery for chronic subdural hematoma (SDH) include recurrence of the hematoma, tension pneumoencephalus and intracerebral hematoma. We report an unusual case of development bilateral of acute subdural hematoma after drainage of chronic subdural hematoma in a 48-year-old woman. Pathophysiological mechanisms of this uncommon entity are discussed and relevant literature is reviewed.

Keyword

Chronic subdural hematoma; Complication; Mechanism

MeSH Terms

Drainage
Female
Hematoma
Hematoma, Subdural, Acute*
Hematoma, Subdural, Chronic*
Humans
Middle Aged
Recurrence
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