Delayed chronic intracranial subdural hematoma complicating resection of a tanycytic thoracic ependymoma

Domenico Iacopino, Massimiliano Visocchi, Cole Giller, Antonella Giugno

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Background: To demonstrate that the diagnosis of an intracranial subdural hematoma should be considered for patients presenting with acute or delayed symptoms of intracranial pathology following resection of a spinal tumor. Case Description: We present a case of a 57-year-old woman found to have a chronic subdural hematoma 1 month following resection of a thoracic extramedullary ependymoma. Evacuation of the hematoma through a burr hole relieved the presenting symptoms and signs. Resolution of the hematoma was confirmed with a computed tomography (CT) scan. Conclusion: Headache and other symptoms not referable to spinal pathology should be regarded as a warning sign of an intracranial subdural hematoma, and a CT scan of the head should be obtained. The mechanism of the development of the hematoma may be related to the leakage of cerebrospinal fluid with subsequent intracranial hypotension leading to an expanding subdural space and hemorrhage.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)20-22
Numero di pagine3
RivistaSurgical Neurology International
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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