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  1. Chronic subdural hematoma

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    Subdural hemorrhage - chronic; Subdural hematoma - chronic; Subdural hygroma ... The goal of treatment is to control symptoms and reduce or prevent permanent damage to the brain. Anticonvulsant medications such as carbamazepine, lamotrigine ...

  2. Chronic Subdural Hematoma Infected by Propionibacterium Acnes: A Case Report

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    Yamamoto, Shusuke; Asahi, Takashi; Akioka, Naoki; Kashiwazaki, Daina; Kuwayama, Naoya; Kuroda, Satoshi

    2015-01-01

    We present a very rare case of a patient with an infected subdural hematoma due to Propionibacterium acnes. A 63-year-old male complained of dizziness and was admitted to our hospital. He had a history of left chronic subdural hematoma due to a traffic accident, which had been conservatively treated. Physical, neurological and laboratory examinations revealed no definite abnormality. Plain CT scan demonstrated a hypodense crescentic fluid collection over the surface of the left cerebral hemis...

  3. Intracranial Rhabdomyosarcoma Presented as Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A Case Report

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    A. Mahdavi

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Intracranial rhabdomyosarcoma is a very rare disorder. Subdural rhabdomyosarcoma has not been reported yet. It can be misdiagnosed with chronic subdural hematoma in CT images. Herein, we presented a 2.5-year-old boy with intractable chronic subdural hematoma who were treated with burr hole insertion, needle aspiration and shunting for about 2 years with partial resolution of his symptoms after each procedure. The final pathologic evaluation after extensive bilateral craniotomy revealed rhabdomyosarcoma. The role of CT and MRI in early diagnosis and management of this rare situation is discussed.

  4. Chronic subdural hematoma infected by propionibacterium acnes: a case report.

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    Yamamoto, Shusuke; Asahi, Takashi; Akioka, Naoki; Kashiwazaki, Daina; Kuwayama, Naoya; Kuroda, Satoshi

    2015-01-01

    We present a very rare case of a patient with an infected subdural hematoma due to Propionibacterium acnes. A 63-year-old male complained of dizziness and was admitted to our hospital. He had a history of left chronic subdural hematoma due to a traffic accident, which had been conservatively treated. Physical, neurological and laboratory examinations revealed no definite abnormality. Plain CT scan demonstrated a hypodense crescentic fluid collection over the surface of the left cerebral hemisphere. The patient was diagnosed with chronic subdural hematoma and underwent burr hole surgery three times and selective embolization of the middle meningeal artery, but the lesion easily recurred. Repeated culture examinations of white sedimentation detected P. acnes. Therefore, he underwent craniotomy surgery followed by intravenous administration of antibiotics. The infected subdural hematoma was covered with a thick, yellowish outer membrane, and the large volume of pus and hematoma was removed. However, the lesion recurred again and a low-density area developed in the left frontal lobe. Craniotomy surgery was performed a second time, and two Penrose drainages were put in both the epidural and subdural spaces. Subsequently, the lesions completely resolved and he was discharged without any neurological deficits. Infected subdural hematoma may be refractory to burr hole surgery or craniotomy alone, in which case aggressive treatment with craniotomy and continuous drainage should be indicated before the brain parenchyma suffers irreversible damage. PMID:25759659

  5. Benefits of Artcereb on the irrigation of chronic subdural hematoma

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    Chronic subdural hematoma is thought to be an easily treatable disease. However, its recurrence rate is approximately 10%, and such cases require re-operation. We compared the recurrance rate of chronic subdural hematoma with irrigation using either saline or the artificial cerebrospinal fluid Artcereb. We divided the patients into 2 groups. A total of 60 patients in the normal saline group (hematoma, n=58; bilateral hematoma, n=2) underwent irrigation with saline between March 2007 and July 2009. A total of 61 patients in the Artcereb group (hematoma, n=54; bilateral hematoma, n=7) underwent irrigation using Artcereb between August 2009 and May 2011. We performed irrigation via 1 burr hole with 500-1000 ml of either normal saline or Artcereb under local anesthesia and observed until recurrence or disappearance of the hematomas on CT scan. We researched the recurrence rate of the hematomas. Recurrence of the hematomas were observed in 8 cases (13%) in the normal saline group and 5 cases (8.2%) in the Artcereb group. No statistically significant differences were observed. Among those patients who did not receive anticoagulants, the recurrence rate was 6/54 (11%) in the normal saline group and 1/49 (2.0%) in the Artcereb group (p<0.10). Our study showed the possibility that the postoperative recurrence rate of chronic subdural hematoma was lower using Artcereb than saline for irrigation. (author)

  6. Tratamiento médico de un hematoma subdural crónico / Medical treatment of a chronic subdural hematoma

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    Antonio, Guevara Melcón; Ashley, Obregón Marín.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una paciente portadora de un hematoma subdural crónico postraumático, que se trató médicamente y se logró su desaparición en el curso de varios meses, sin tratamiento quirúrgico y sin signos evolutivos de empeoramiento neurológico. La furosemida fue usada como medicamento básico en su tr [...] atamiento. Se adjuntan imágenes que confirman el valor de este punto de vista terapéutico. Abstract in english This is the case of a patient carrier of a post-traumatic chronic subdural hematoma clinically treated achieving its disappearance over some months without surgical treatment and evolutionary signs of neurologic worsening. The furosemide was used as basic drug in its treatment. The images confirming [...] the value of this point of therapeutical view are enclosed.

  7. Metrizamide CT cisternography in cases of traumatic subdural hygroma and chronic subdural hematoma

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    Morimoto, Tetsuya; Takemura, Kiyoshi; Inui, Shoji; Hori, Yutaka; Sakaki, Toshisuke; Miyamoto, Seiji; Kyoi, Kikuo; Utsumi, Shozaburo

    1987-06-01

    Subdural fluid collection and some cases of chronic subdural hematoma are observed by means of a CT scan as marginal low-density areas (m-LDA) in head-injured patients. It is thought that the cerebro-spinal fluid dynamics may play an important role in the pathogenesis and clinical course of such subdural pathology. We applied metrizamide CT cisternography to these cases. According to the findings of this metrizamide CT cisternography (M-CTC), the examples of subdural pathology can be classified into four types: Type I: Metrizamide filling is seen in both the cortical subarachnoid space and the m-LDA. Type II: Metrizamide filling is seen only in the cortical subarachnoid space, not in the m-LDA. Type III: Metrizamide filling is very poor in both the cortical subarachnoid space and the m-LDA. Type IV: Metrizamide filling extends well into the m-LDA, but only partially into the cortical subarachnoid space. Many of these cases studied had been operated on and the subdural pathology had been ascertained. From a comparison between the M-CTC and subdural types of pathology, subdural pathology of Types I, II, and III can all be classified as cases of a subdural hygroma (subdural fluid collection or subdural effusion), while Type IV is a chronic subdural hematoma. The characteristics and choice of treatment of each type may be briefly shown as follows: For Type I conservative therapy is recommended because of its tendency to decrease rapidly. For Type II a subduro-peritoneal shunt is recommended, for the m-LDA is long-standing and a simple burrhole evacuation sometimes results in an aggravation of the subdural hygroma. For Type III a burrhole evacuation is recommended; also, care must be taken against the development of a chronic subdural hematoma. For Type IV a burrhole evacuation is recommended became such cases are all chronic subdural hematoma. (J.P.N.).

  8. Metrizamide CT cisternography in cases of traumatic subdural hygroma and chronic subdural hematoma

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    Subdural fluid collection and some cases of chronic subdural hematoma are observed by means of a CT scan as marginal low-density areas (m-LDA) in head-injured patients. It is thought that the cerebro-spinal fluid dynamics may play an important role in the pathogenesis and clinical course of such subdural pathology. We applied metrizamide CT cisternography to these cases. According to the findings of this metrizamide CT cisternography (M-CTC), the examples of subdural pathology can be classified into four types: Type I: Metrizamide filling is seen in both the cortical subarachnoid space and the m-LDA. Type II: Metrizamide filling is seen only in the cortical subarachnoid space, not in the m-LDA. Type III: Metrizamide filling is very poor in both the cortical subarachnoid space and the m-LDA. Type IV: Metrizamide filling extends well into the m-LDA, but only partially into the cortical subarachnoid space. Many of these cases studied had been operated on and the subdural pathology had been ascertained. From a comparison between the M-CTC and subdural types of pathology, subdural pathology of Types I, II, and III can all be classified as cases of a subdural hygroma (subdural fluid collection or subdural effusion), while Type IV is a chronic subdural hematoma. The characteristics and choice of treatment of each type may be briefly shown as follows: For Type I conservative therapy is recommended because of its tendency to decrease rapidly. For Type II a subduro-peritoneal shunt is recommended, for the m-LDA is long-standing and a simple burrhole evacuation sometimes results in an aggravation of the subdural hygroma. For Type III a burrhole evacuation is recommended; also, care must be taken against the development of a chronic subdural hematoma. For Type IV a burrhole evacuation is recommended became such cases are all chronic subdural hematoma. (J.P.N.)

  9. Initial hematoma pressure and clinical recurrence of chronic subdural hematoma in cases where percutaneous subdural tapping was performed

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    Percutaneous subdural tapping for chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) can measure initial hematoma pressure, which cannot be measured using burr-hole craniotomy. Initial hematoma pressure has not been discussed as a risk factor for recurrence. We evaluated the clinical features for recurrence, which included initial hematoma pressure. The study involved 71 unilateral CSDH cases whose initial hematoma pressure was measured using percutaneous subdural tapping. Clinical recurrence was identified in 19 cases (23%). Age, sex, neurological grading, alcohol consumption, presence of head injury, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, antiplatelet, anticoagulant medication, hematoma volume on computed tomography (CT) images, and initial hematoma pressure were compared between non-recurrence and recurrence groups. The initial hematoma pressure was 12.6±4.5 cmH2O in the non-recurrence group, and 15.5±6.2 cmH2O in the recurrence group (p<0.05). The other factors did not differ significantly except hematoma volume on CT images (92±45 ml in the non-recurrence group and 123±43 ml in the recurrence group, p<0.05). Cases with high initial hematoma pressure should be closely observed. (author)

  10. Chronic Subdural Hematomas Associated with Arachnoid Cysts: Significance in Young Patients with Chronic Subdural Hematomas

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    TAKIZAWA, Ken; SORIMACHI, Takatoshi; HONDA, Yumie; ISHIZAKA, Hideo; BABA, Tanefumi; OSADA, Takahiro; NISHIYAMA, Jun; INOUE, Go; MATSUMAE, Mitsunori

    2015-01-01

    Although arachnoid cysts (ACs) are associated with chronic subdural hematomas (CSDHs), especially in young patients, the detailed features of CSDHs associated with ACs remain poorly understood. The objective of this study was to clarify the relationship between the location of CSDHs and ACs and the significance of ACs in young patients with CSDHs. We retrospectively assessed 605 consecutive patients 7 years of age and older who were diagnosed with a CSDH between 2002 and 2014. Twelve patients (2%) had ACs, and 10 of the 12 patients were 7–40 years of age. Patients with ACs as a complication of CSDHs were significantly younger than those without ACs (p < 0.05). Three different relationships between the location of CSDHs and ACs were found: a CSDH contacting an AC, an ipsilateral CSDH apart from an AC, and a CSDH contralateral to an AC. In 21 patients with CSDHs who were 7–40 years of age, 10 (47.6%) had ACs (AC group) and 7 (33.3%) had no associated illnesses (non-AC group). All 10 young patients with ACs showed ipsilateral CSDHs including a CSDH apart from an AC. All 17 patients in both the AC and non-AC groups showed headache but no paresis at admission. The pathogenesis of CSDHs associated with ACs may be different among the three types of locations. The clinical characteristics of patients with a combination of a CSDH and an AC including headache as a major symptom may be attributed to young age in the majority of patients with ACs. PMID:26345665

  11. Chronic Subdural Hematoma a Review of 58 Cases

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    Fuad S. Haddad

    1964-01-01

    Full Text Available From this short review, immerges a syndrome of the chronic subdural hematoma. The patient is usually an elderly male', with a hisory of moderate or severe trauma to the head incurred about 2 months prionjto admission, with or witout immediate headache which subsides, then recurs lllb6ut two to three weeks prior to admission. The headache becomes severer and the patient may develop a hemiparesis most frequently contralaterally, would become drowsy and may enter coma if not diagnosed and treated early. On examination, he would show dulled mental capacities and possibly papilloedema, with or without a hemiparesis and in one fifth of the cases a peculiar type of disturbance of gait. If there has been waxing and waning of the symptomatology in the past few days. this adds to the completeness of the picture. Although there is a syndrome that caracteriscs cases of subdural hematomas, the picture can be very varied and there is no doubt that the final diagnosis rests with angiography, which shows a typical appearance of an avascular lens shaped area just under tho parietal bone on the AP films or in some cases under the frontal bone in oblique film

  12. [A case of calcified chronic subdural hematoma wherein MRI was useful for decision of the treatment strategy].

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    Ito, Miiko; Saito, Shinjiro; Kondo, Rei; Nagahata, Morio; Kayama, Takamasa

    2014-08-01

    Calcified chronic subdural hematoma is a rare condition, representing 0.4-2.6% of all chronic subdural hematomas. It is often difficult to remove the hematoma without damaging the brain, owing to the adhesion between hematoma capsule and brain. Therefore, surgical intervention in managing calcified chronic subdural hematoma cases is still considered controversial. We report a case of calcified chronic subdural hematoma, which was successfully performed under microscopic guidance. A 72-year-old man complained of progressive left hemiparesis of 6-month duration. A CT scan revealed a calcified chronic subdural hematoma, 10 cm long and 4.5 cm thick, in the right convexity. On MRI, T2-weighted images showed a thin layer of cerebrospinal fluid intensity between the hematoma capsule and brain. There was no brain edema adjacent to the chronic subdural hematoma. Based on these MRI observations, we believed that adhesion between the hematoma capsule and brain would be mild. We then planned and succeeded in total removal of the calcified chronic subdural hematoma mass under microscopic guidance. The left hemiparesis disappeared after surgery. The patient was discharged without any neurological deficit. While considering surgical management in calcified chronic subdural hematoma cases, it should be important to evaluate adhesion between the hematoma capsule and brain with MRI. PMID:25087759

  13. Hypothalamo-Pituitary Dysfunction in Patients With Chronic Subdural Hematoma.

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    Hána, V.; Kosák, M.; Masopust, V.; Netuka, D.; Lacinová, Z.; Kršek, M.; Marek, J.; Pecen, Ladislav

    2012-01-01

    Ro?. 61, ?. 2 (2012), s. 161-167. ISSN 0862-8408 Grant ostatní: GA MZd(CZ) NS9794 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10300504 Keywords : hypopituitarism * subdural hematoma * brain injury * growth hormone deficiency Subject RIV: ED - Physiology Impact factor: 1.531, year: 2012

  14. Predictors of functional outcomes and recurrence of chronic subdural hematomas.

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    Leroy, Henri-Arthur; Aboukaïs, Rabih; Reyns, Nicolas; Bourgeois, Philippe; Labreuche, Julien; Duhamel, Alain; Lejeune, Jean-Paul

    2015-12-01

    We aimed to evaluate the functional outcome and risk factors of recurrence in patients operated on for a chronic subdural hematoma (CSH), and discuss systematic early postoperative CT scans. CSH is a very common disease in neurosurgical practice, especially in elderly patients who are treated with anticoagulation. The challenge is to rapidly restore the independence of these patients. We retrospectively analyzed data from 164 consecutive surgical procedures performed on 140 CSH patients, including recurrent surgery, at our institution from June 2011 to June 2012. Pre- and postoperative CT scans, and medical records, were systematically reviewed using the institutional computing database. A poor functional outcome was defined by a modified Rankin scale (mRS) score>2 at 3months. Among the 140 patients (mean age 76years; 64% men), a single burr hole craniostomy was performed in 122 patients, and a craniotomy in 18. A poor functional outcome was recorded in 39 patients (28%; 95% confidence interval [CI] 20-35%). In multivariate analyses, an increased risk of poor functional outcome was associated with age >75years (odds ratio [OR] 5.88; 95% CI 1.96-17.63), residual hematoma thickness >14mm (OR 3.79; 95% CI 1.47-9.77), and GCSCT scan (OR 5.61; 95% CI 1.52-20.66). Three months after surgical treatment, more than one quarter of the CSH patients had a mRS?3. The loss of independence was associated with older age, initial GCS<15, and residual hematoma thickness postoperatively. Anticoagulant therapy and persistence of postoperative mass effect heightened the risk of recurrence. PMID:26260114

  15. Chronic subdural hematoma associated with moyamoya phenomenon after radiotherapy for medulloblastoma; A case report

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    Fuse, Takahisa; Takagi, Takuji; Fukushima, Tsuneyuki; Mizuno, Shiroh; Hashimoto, Nobukazu; Suzuki, Osamu (Nagoya City Higashi General Hospital (Japan))

    1994-04-01

    A 9-year-old boy had been diagnosed at the age of 9 months as having a cerebellar medulloblastoma and had received 40 Gy of radiation therapy to the brain after removal of the tumor. Cerebral angiography at the time of initial diagnosis did not show any evidence of occlusive disease involving the internal carotid circulation. At the age of 6 years, the patient developed generalized seizures. On examination, he was drowsy and had right hemiparesis. CT scan demonstrated a low-density area in the left frontal lobe. Cerebral angiography showed a marked narrowing of the bilateral internal carotid arteries with moyamoya vessels. The patient was treated medically with aspirin (100 mg/day) and anticonvulsants. His neurological deficits improved gradually. At the age of 8 years, there was no recurrence of the tumor although a slight left subdural hematoma was seen on CT scan. On August 10, 1993, at the age of 9 years, he was admitted for treatment of a developing subdural hematoma. MRI showed a chronic subdural hematoma with thick outer and inner membranes. Cerebral angiography showed occlusion of the left internal carotid artery which fed the right frontal lobe through moyamoya vessels, marked narrowing of the right internal carotid artery distal to the ophthalmic artery, moyamoya vessels at the base, and cortical revascularization througth the ophthalmic, posterior cerebral and middle meningeal arteries. Trepanation and aspiration of the hematoma were performed. The outer membrane of the hematoma was about 2 mm thick and the hematoma cavity was filled with a partially organized hematoma. In this case, we speculate that development of the chronic subdural hematoma involved the following factors: (1) transdural external-internal carotid anastomosis after radiation-induced cerebrovasculopathy; (2) repeated mild head trauma due to gait disturbance after removal of the cerebellar tumor; and (3) administration of acetylsalicylic acid. (author).

  16. Hematoma subdural espinal no traumático / Nontraumatic spinal subdural hematoma

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    Carlos, Casallo-Quiliano; Dennis, Dávila-García; Catherine, Ruiz-Perea; Ronald, Pineda-García.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Un paciente varón de 88 años, en diálisis por insuficiencia renal crónica, presentó cervicalgia intensa y, progresivamente, déficit sensitivo motor completo dependiente de ventilación mecánica. La tomografía cervicodorsal y la resonancia magnética (RM) inicial sugirieron varios diagnósticos, entre e [...] llos hematoma subdural espinal. El tiempo de protrombina y el INR estaban ligeramente fuera del rango normal y las plaquetas eran normales. La RM contrastada hecha al cuarto día indicaba la probable presencia de un hematoma espinal. Se realizó una punción lumbar, la que confirmó in hematoma subdural espinal en fase crónica. Se evacuó 60 mL, sin obtener mejora clínica neurológica. No fue posible realizar una RM de control, debido a la condición clínica del paciente. El paciente falleció debido a una sepsis de foco respiratorio. Abstract in english A 88yearold male receiving hemodialysis for chronic renal insufficiency, developed cervical pain and progressively motor/sensitive deficit with mechanic ventilation support. Computed tomography and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) admission showed a variety of diagnostics, inclunding spinal subdural [...] hematoma. Prothrombin time and international normalized ratio (INR) were slightly out of range, with normal platelets amount. MRI after four days found a spinal subdural hematoma, confirmed with lumbar puncture. Sixty cc was evacuated without neurologic amelioration. A new MRI was impossible to perform. He died due a respiratory sepsis.

  17. The level of circulating endothelial progenitor cells may be associated with the occurrence and recurrence of chronic subdural hematoma

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    Yan, Song; Zhitao, Wang; Li, Liu; Dong, Wang; Jianning, Zhang.

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The onset of chronic subdural hematoma may be associated with direct or indirect minor injuries to the head or a poorly repaired vascular injury. Endothelial progenitor cells happen to be one of the key factors involved in hemostasis and vascular repair. This study was designed to obser [...] ve the levels of endothelial progenitor cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other indicators in the peripheral blood of patients diagnosed with chronic subdural hematoma to determine the possible relationship between the endothelial progenitor cells and the occurrence, development, and outcomes of chronic subdural hematoma. METHOD: We enrolled 30 patients with diagnosed chronic subdural hematoma by computer tomography scanning and operating procedure at Tianjin Medical University General Hospital from July 2009 to July 2011. Meanwhile, we collected 30 cases of peripheral blood samples from healthy volunteers over the age of 50. Approximately 2 ml of blood was taken from veins of the elbow to test the peripheral blood routine and coagulation function. The content of endothelial progenitor cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells was determined by flow cytometry. RESULTS: The level of endothelial progenitor cells in peripheral blood was significantly lower in preoperational patients with chronic subdural hematomas than in controls. There were no significant differences between the two groups regarding the blood routine and coagulation function. However, the levels of circulating endothelial progenitor cells were significantly different between the recurrent group and the non-recurrent group. CONCLUSIONS: The level of circulating endothelial progenitor cells in chronic subdural hematoma patients was significantly lower than the level in healthy controls. Meanwhile, the level of endothelial progenitor cells in recurrent patients was significantly lower than the level in patients without recurrence. Endothelial progenitor cells may be related to the occurrence and recurrence of chronic subdural hematoma.

  18. MR imaging of shaken baby syndrome manifested as chronic subdural hematoma

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    Lee, Yul; Lee, Kwan Seop; Hwang, Dae Hyun; Lee, In Jae; Kim, Hyun Beom; Lee, Jae Young [Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang (Korea, Republic of)

    2001-09-01

    Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse that can cause significant head injuries, of which subdural hematoma (SDH) is the most common manifestation. We report the MRI findings of chronic SDH in three cases of SBS, involving two-, three- and eight-month-old babies. The SDH signal was mostly low on T1-weighted images and high on T2-weighted images, suggesting chronic SDH. In chronic SDH, a focal high signal on T1-weighted images was also noted, suggesting rebleeding. Contrast-enhanced MRI revealed diffuse dural enhancement.

  19. MR Imaging of Shaken Baby Syndrome Manifested as Chronic Subdural Hematoma

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    Lee, Yul; Lee, Kwan Seop; Hwang, Dae Hyun; Lee, In Jae; Kim, Hyun Beom; Lee, Jae Young

    2001-01-01

    Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse that can cause significant head injuries, of which subdural hematoma (SDH) is the most common manifestation. We report the MRI findings of chronic SDH in three cases of SBS, involving two-, three- and eight-month-old babies. The SDH signal was mostly low on T1-weighted images and high on T2-weighted images, suggesting chronic SDH. In chronic SDH, a focal high signal on T1-weighted images was also noted, suggesting rebleeding. Contrast-enhanc...

  20. MR imaging of shaken baby syndrome manifested as chronic subdural hematoma

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    Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse that can cause significant head injuries, of which subdural hematoma (SDH) is the most common manifestation. We report the MRI findings of chronic SDH in three cases of SBS, involving two-, three- and eight-month-old babies. The SDH signal was mostly low on T1-weighted images and high on T2-weighted images, suggesting chronic SDH. In chronic SDH, a focal high signal on T1-weighted images was also noted, suggesting rebleeding. Contrast-enhanced MRI revealed diffuse dural enhancement

  1. A rat model of chronic subdural hematoma: Insight into mechanisms of revascularization and inflammation.

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    Quan, Wei; Zhang, Zhifei; Tian, Qilong; Wen, Xiaolong; Yu, Peng; Wang, Dong; Cui, Weiyun; Zhou, Lei; Park, Eugene; Baker, Andrew J; Zhang, Jianning; Jiang, Rongcai

    2015-11-01

    Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common neurological occurrence in the elderly population with significant impact on the quality of life and work. Studies have attempted to determine the risk factors and pathophysiological mechanisms of CSDH using models in numerous mammalian species. To date, these animal models have only been able to reproduce limited durations of hematoma which does not accurately reflect the chronic state of CSDH. To address some of these challenges we modified a rat model of CSDH using two consecutive injections of autologous blood resulting in a hematoma of more than three weeks. We observed inflammatory and angiogenic changes related to the development and recovery of CSDH. In this study the technique for producing a CSDH in a small animal model had a success rate of 78.13%. The hematoma was sustainable up to 24 days. Hematoma resolution was associated with a gradual decrease in local pro-inflammatory factors and gradual increase in anti-inflammatory factors as well as proliferation and subsequent maturation of newly formed vessels. These events were also associated with improved behavioral outcome. Expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines also paralleled reabsorption of the hematoma. Reduction in hematoma size was also associated with neurological recovery. These data suggest that vessel maturation and anti-inflammatory pathways may contribute to the resolution of CSDH and neurological recovery. The regulation of the two mechanisms is a potential target for the treatment of CSDH. The modified model of rat CSDH demonstrated a high level of reproducibility in our hands and may be useful in future CSDH studies. PMID:26315377

  2. Dexamethasone treatment in chronic subdural haematoma / Tratamiento con dexametasona del hematoma subdural crónico

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    P.D., Delgado-López; V., Martín-Velasco; J.M., Castilla-Díez; A., Rodríguez-Salazar; A.M., Galacho-Harriero; O., Fernández-Arconada.

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Introducción. El hematoma subdural crónico (HSC) es una entidad clínica bien conocida por los neurocirujanos, cuyo tratamiento habitual es la evacuación del mismo a través de alguna modalidad de trepanación. A pesar de los excelentes resultados así obtenidos, pueden ocurrir diversas complica [...] ciones, algunas de las cuales son potencialmente graves o mortales. Además, la tasa de recidivas puede alcanzar el 25% de los casos. Presentamos una aproximación novedosa al manejo del HSC, basada en la utilización de dexametasona como tratamiento de elección en la gran mayoría de los pacientes. Pacientes y métodos. Se analizaron los historiales médicos de 122 pacientes consecutivos diagnosticados de HSC. Al ingreso todos los pacientes sintomáticos fueron clasificados mediante la Escala de Puntuación de Markwalder (EPM). Aquellos con EPM de 1-2 fueron asignados al Protocolo de Dexametasona (4mg cada 8h, re-evaluación a las 72h y disminución progresiva de dosis) y aquellos con EPM de 3-4 se asignaron, en general, al Protocolo Quirúrgico (único mini-trépano tipo twist-drill frontal, sin irrigación y drenaje a sistema cerrado). El seguimiento clínico se realizó mediante TAC y valoración neurológica en la consulta externa. Resultados. En el período entre Marzo 2001 y Mayo 2006, se trataron 122 pacientes con HSC (69% varones) con una mediana de edad de 78 años (rango 25-97). El 73% de los pacientes presentaban algún déficit neurológico (EPM 2-3-4). No se trataron pacientes asintomáticos (EPM 0). La asignación inicial de tratamientos fue: 101 dexametasona, 15 drenaje subdural, 4 craneotomía y 2 no recibieron tratamiento. Precisaron drenaje 22 pacientes inicialmente asignados a dexametasona (21.8%). Se obtuvo resultado favorable (EPM 0-12) en el 96% y 93.9% de los tratados con dexametasona y drenaje, respectivamente. La mediana de estancia fue de 6 días para el grupo de dexametasona y para la serie al completo (rango 1-41), y de 8 días para el grupo intervenido (rango 5-48). La mortalidad global fue del 0.8% y la proporción de reingresos debido al HSD del 14.7% (todos mejoraron o estabilizaron su EPM). Ocurrieron complicaciones médicas en 34 pacientes (27.8%), fundamentalmente descompensaciones hiperglucémicas leves. El seguimiento mediano extrahospitalario de la serie fue de 25 semanas (rango 8-90), con dos únicas pérdidas. Discusión. La utilización de dexametasona en el HSC se basa en sus propiedades antiangiogénicas sobre la membrana del coágulo subdural, según se desprende de estudios experimentales y de las muy escasas observaciones clínicas publicadas. El tratamiento quirúrgico del HSC es conocido que obtiene excelentes resultados, aunque no existen ensayos bien diseñados que comparen ambas modalidades terapéuticas. La experiencia que aporta esta serie nos permite realizar una serie de consideraciones clínicas: el tratamiento del HSC con dexametasona es factible y se compara positivamente con el tratamiento quirúrgico (evitó dos tercios de las intervenciones en nuestra serie); creemos que la historia natural del HSC permite un período de prueba con dexametasona (48-72h) sin someter a riesgo de deterioro irreversible al paciente; se elimina toda la morbilidad asociada a las intervenciones y las recidivas; no provoca complicaciones significativas; reduce la estancia media; no impide ni perjudica un ulterior tratamiento quirúrgico; es una terapia bien tolerada y entendida por el paciente y sus acompañantes y, posiblemente, abarata costes. Los autores proponen un protocolo de manejo que no pretende sustituir al tratamiento quirúrgico sino ofrecer una alternativa efectiva y segura. Conclusión. Los datos obtenidos de esta larga serie retrospectiva sugieren que la utilización de dexametasona en el HSC es una opción factible y segura. En nuestra experiencia, curó o mejoró a dos tercios de todos los pacientes, hecho que debe ser corroborado por otros autores. La verdadera efectividad de esta terapia podría ser objeto, idealmente, de un ensayo aleat

  3. Psychiatric manifestation of chronic subdural hematoma: The unfolding of mystery in a homeless patient

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    Full Text Available The clinical manifestation of chronic subdural hematoma is not limited to neurological deficits or cognitive impairment. It may present with behavioral abnormalities. When the behavioral abnormalities present without obvious neurological deficits and in the absence of trauma, it leads to misdiagnosis. A trivial trauma may cause intracranial bleed that is either missed or ignored in the clinical history. This case report highlights the clinical picture of a homeless patient who presented with withdrawn and disorganized behavior, apathy and poverty of speech in the absence of any neurological deficit. His clinical presentation led to a possibility of psychosis and he was started on antipsychotics. He had developed extrapyramidal side effects in low dose of antipsychotic without any clinical benefit in his clinical picture. Neuroimaging done to rule out any possible organicity-revealed bilateral subdural hematoma, which was later evacuated by neurosurgical intervention in multiple settings and the patient had improved. This case report unfolds the mystery behind the psychotic presentation in a homeless adult.

  4. Superimposed Propionibacterium Acnes Subdural Empyema in a Patient with Chronic Subdural Hematoma

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    Kim, Jong Hun; Lee, Chul-hee; Hwang, Soo Hyun; Kang, Dong Ho

    2009-01-01

    The authors present a case of subdural empyema in a macrocephalic patient. A 23-year-old male was admitted due to headache and fever. One month ago, he had mild head injury by his coworkers. Physical examination showed a macrocephaly and laboratory findings suggested purulent meningitis. Neuroimaging studies revealed a huge size of epidural space-occupying lesion. Under the impression of epidural abscess, operation was performed. Eventually, the lesion was located at subdural space and was pr...

  5. Effectiveness of Kampo medicine Gorei-san for chronic subdural hematoma

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    Chronic subdural hematomas (CSDHs) are basically treated by surgery. In some cases with no or minimum symptoms, however, they may be treated conservatively. In the present study, we evaluated the therapeutic effect of a Kampo medicine (Japanese traditional herbal medicine), Gorei-san, in the treatment of those CSDHs. Gorei-san 7.5 g t.i.d. was orally administered for 4 weeks in 22 patients with 27 CSDHs. Maximum thickness of the hematoma was followed up on CT scan for 4 to 29 weeks after administration of Gorei-san. In 7 of 22 patients, tranexamic acid and/or carbazochrome sodium sulfonate were also administrated. Gorei-san was effective in 23 of 27 CSDHs. In 12 of them, the hematoma was completely disappeared within 14 weeks after administration. In the other 11 CSDHs, the thickness was decreased. In those effective cases, thickness began to decrease 3 to 4 weeks after administration of Gorei-san. It was more effective in CSDHs with iso-/high or mixed density than with low density on CT. It was not effective in 4 out of 27 CSDHs. No apparent adverse effect was noted in the present series of patients. The present study suggests that a Kampo medicine, Gorei-san, is a useful option in the conservative treatment of CSDHs with no or minimum symptoms. (author)

  6. Intracranial Chronic Subdural Hematoma Presenting with Intractable Headache after Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

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    Kim, Myungsoo

    2015-01-01

    Postdural punctural headache (PDPH) following spinal anesthesia is due to intracranial hypotension caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage, and it is occasionally accompanied by an intracranial hematoma. To the best of our knowledge, an intracranial chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) presenting with an intractable headache after a cervical epidural steroid injection (ESI) has not been reported. A 39-year-old woman without any history of trauma underwent a cervical ESI for a herniated nucleus pulposus at the C5-6 level. One month later, she presented with a severe headache that was not relieved by analgesic medication, which changed in character from being positional to non-positional during the preceding month. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed a CSDH along the left convexity. Emergency burr-hole drainage was performed and the headache abated. This report indicates that an intracranial CSDH should be considered a possible complication after ESI. In addition, the event of an intractable and changing PDPH after ESI suggests further evaluation for diagnosis of an intracranial hematoma. PMID:26361532

  7. Diffuse dural gadolinium MRI enhancement associated with bilateral chronic subdural hematomas.

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    Blitshteyn, Svetlana; Mechtler, Laszlo L; Bakshi, Rohit

    2004-01-01

    Chronic subdural hematomas (CSDHs) typically present with cognitive dysfunction and a history of trauma. Localized dural enhancement on postcontrast MRI scans associated with the surrounding membrane has been described in CSDH. We present an 83-year-old man with rapidly progressing cognitive dysfunction 4 weeks after head trauma related to a fall. MRI showed CSDHs, which in addition to localized dural gadolinium enhancement, showed a marked diffuse, symmetric, contiguous pachymeningeal enhancement of the supratentorial and infratentorial intracranial dural mater. Meningeal biopsy failed to disclose an infectious or neoplastic cause of the enhancement and instead showed fibrocollagenous change. We conclude that diffuse dural enhancement on MRI scans associated with CSDH cause does not necessarily indicate a superimposed process such as infection or malignancy. CSDH should be considered in the differential diagnosis of diffuse dural enhancement, especially when supported by appropriate clinical findings. PMID:15050219

  8. Differential diagnosis of frontal lobe atrophy from chronic subdural hematoma or subdural hygroma on CT in aged patients. Usefulness of CT cisternogram

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    Metrizamide CT cisternograms (CTC) were performed in order to examine the CSF passage to subarachnoid space, cerebral sulci and Sylvian fissure. The old aged 20 patients (from 63 to 88 years old) with the layer of low density area around bilateral frontal lobe (bi-frontal LDA) in plain CT finding were selected from 2000 aged patients hospitalized in Hanwa-Senboku Hospital. In these 20 patients, it was difficult to differentiate frontal lobe atrophy from the chronic subdural hematoma and subdural hygroma. Conservative therapy was applied in 19 patients for their old age or their complicated diseases. Only 1 patient was operated for subdural hygroma. The 20 patients were investigated in EEGs, severity of dementia, disturbance of consciousness, activity of daily life, their clinical course and prognosis. Only 2 of the 11 patients with type 1 CTC findings (cerebral sulci, Sylvian fissure and bi-frontal LDA were simultaneously enhanced by metrizamide) showed disturbance of consciousness and/or delirium for their serious somatic disorders. All of 6 patients with type 3 CTC findings (only bi-frontal LDA was not enhanced by metrizamide) showed disturbance of consciousness. Three patients with type 2 CTC findings (atypical findings) were reported independently. Subdural disorder elevating intracranial pressure were clarified in the cases with type 3 CTC findings. (author)

  9. Case report: Extreme levels of serum S-100B in a patient with chronic subdural hematoma

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    EricPeterThelin; MalinElisabetPersson

    2012-01-01

    The protein S-100B is a biomarker increasingly used within neurosurgery and neurointensive care. As a relatively sensitive, yet unspecific, indicator of CNS pathology, potential sources of error must be clearly understood when interpreting serum S-100B levels. This case report studied the course of a 46-year-old gentleman with a chronic subdural haemorrhage, serum S-100B levels of 22 ?g/L and a history of malignant melanoma. Both intra- and extra-cranial sources of S-100B are evaluated and im...

  10. Case Report: Extreme Levels of Serum S-100B in a Patient with Chronic Subdural Hematoma

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    Persson, Malin Elisabet; Thelin, Eric Peter; Bellander, Bo-Michael

    2012-01-01

    The protein S-100B is a biomarker increasingly used within neurosurgery and neurointensive care. As a relatively sensitive, yet unspecific, indicator of CNS pathology, potential sources of error must be clearly understood when interpreting serum S-100B levels. This case report studied the course of a 46-year-old gentleman with a chronic subdural hemorrhage, serum S-100B levels of 22??g/l, and a history of malignant melanoma. Both intra- and extra-cranial sources of S-100B are evaluated and im...

  11. Subdural hematoma associated with dural metastatic tumor

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    Two cases of subdural hematoma associated with dural metastasis are reported. The computed tomographic and angiographic features are presented. The possible pathogenetic mechanism is discussed. Our cases support the idea of obstruction of dural capillaries by neoplastic cells and subsequent subdural bleeding. (orig.)

  12. Case Report: Extreme Levels of Serum S-100B in a Patient with Chronic Subdural Hematoma.

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    Persson, Malin Elisabet; Thelin, Eric Peter; Bellander, Bo-Michael

    2012-01-01

    The protein S-100B is a biomarker increasingly used within neurosurgery and neurointensive care. As a relatively sensitive, yet unspecific, indicator of CNS pathology, potential sources of error must be clearly understood when interpreting serum S-100B levels. This case report studied the course of a 46-year-old gentleman with a chronic subdural hemorrhage, serum S-100B levels of 22??g/l, and a history of malignant melanoma. Both intra- and extra-cranial sources of S-100B are evaluated and imply an unclear contribution of several sources to the total serum concentration. Potential sources of error when interpreting serum concentrations of S-100B are discussed. PMID:23227020

  13. Comparison of Burr Hole Irrigation and Closed System Drainage Methods After Burr Hole Irrigation in The Treatment of Chronic Subdural Hematoma

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    Murat GÜNAL

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Comparison of evacuation of hematoma through burr hole irrigation (BHI and closed system drainage (CSD after burr hole irrigation in the treatment of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH in terms of relapse.Materials and Methods: 32 patients who were operated with CSDH diagnosis between 2001 and 2008 were retrospectively evaluated with respect to clinical features, etiologic factors, surgical technique and recurrence. Of the 5 recurrent cases in BHI group, 2 (20% received tap and 3 received excision of hematoma via craniotomy. No pathology requiring additional surgery was detected in the follow-up of the patients who underwent BHI-CSD.Conclusion: Closed system drainage through burr hole irrigation in CSDH cases is a simple and reliable method which reduces the risk for recurrence and reoperation and enables evacuation of anticoagulants such as plasminogen and thrombomodulin, products of impaired coagulation- anticoagulation balance.

  14. Subdural hematoma after an epidural blood patch.

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    Verduzco, L A; Atlas, S W; Riley, E T

    2012-04-01

    We report the case of a 37-year-old postpartum patient who developed a contained subacute spinal subdural hematoma causing mass effect on the cauda equina and severe spinal stenosis after undergoing an epidural blood patch for postdural puncture headache. Recovery occurred following administration of oral steroids. PMID:22317890

  15. [Studies of the factors affecting the reduction of chronic subdural hematoma: effect of preoperative factors with special reference to cerebral atrophy].

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    Nagata, K; Asano, T; Basugi, N; Tango, T; Takakura, K

    1988-11-01

    The authors examined the preoperative factors affecting the reduction of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). A new method was developed to calculate the reduction rate of CSDH using CT volumetry technique. Postoperative serial CT films were examined and each hematoma volume was calculated by microcomputer. A postoperative exponential decrease of hematoma volume was observed, and the log-transformation of the hematoma volume turned the curve to a linear decrease. The least square method was used to fit an exponential curve, and the half reduction date (HRD) was calculated from the fitting curve. This HRD represents a mathematical indicator of the reduction rate of CSDH. Using this technique, the relationships between this HRD and the following parameters were examined in 61 patients. The preoperative factors examined are as follows; 1) patient's age, 2) preoperative hematoma volume, 3) CT number of the hematoma, 4) time interval between the head injury and the onset of symptom, and 5) the degree of cerebral atrophy. The degree of cerebral atrophy was calculated by means of a simple approximate formula as described by one of the authors (K.N.). Patient's age and the hematoma volume were correlated with HRD, and the correlation coefficients were 0.346 (p less than 0.01) and 0.298 (p less than 0.05) respectively. On the other hand, preoperative CT findings and the duration from the trauma had no correlation with HRD. Cerebral atrophy has hitherto been thought to affect the reduction of hematoma. However, our quantitative study revealed no correlation between cerebral atrophy and the reduction of hematoma rate. This unexpected result may be attributed to the difference between cerebral atrophy and cerebral elasticity.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:3226486

  16. Age determination of subdural hematomas: survey among radiologists.

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    Postema, F A M; Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn, Tessa; Majoie, C B L M; van Rijn, R R

    2014-08-01

    Abusive head trauma is a severe form of child abuse. One important diagnostic finding is the presence of a subdural hematoma. Age determination of subdural hematomas is important to relate radiological findings to the clinical history presented by the caregivers. In court this topic is relevant as dating subdural hematomas can lead to identification of a suspect. The aim of our study is to describe the current practice among radiologists in the Netherlands regarding the age determination of subdural hematomas in children. This is a cross-sectional study, describing the results of an online questionnaire regarding dating subdural hematomas among pediatric and neuro-radiologists in the Netherlands. The questionnaire consisted of sociodemographic questions, theoretical questions and eight pediatric cases in which the participants were asked to date subdural hematomas based on imaging findings. Fifty-one out of 172 radiologists (30 %) filled out the questionnaire. The percentage of participants that reported it was possible to date the subdural hematoma varied between 58 and 90 % for the eight different cases. In four of eight cases (50 %), the age of the subdural hematoma as known from clinical history fell within the range reported by the participants. None of the participants was "very certain" of their age determination. The results demonstrate that there is a considerable practice variation among Dutch radiologists regarding the age determination of subdural hematomas. This implicates that dating of subdural hematomas is not suitable to use in court, as no uniformity among experts exists. PMID:24553773

  17. Two case series reports: 8 cases of arachnoid Temporoparietal cysts (middle fossa & sylvian fissure) and 2 cases of chronic subdural hematoma

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    Meshkini, Ali; Meshkini, Mohammad

    2012-01-01

    Abstract: Background: Arachnoid cysts are common intracranial space-occupying lesions which are often found in middle fossa and temporal regions of the skull. Many of these lesions are asymptomatic but some might appear as space-occupying lesions. Almost arachnoid cyst rupture, either following a trauma or spontaneously can result in intracystic hemorrhage, subdural hematoma and hygroma. The present study presents two case series including 8 cases of arachnoid cysts in temporal region and 2 cases of subdural hemorrhage. Methods: Demographic data and clinical and neuroimaging features of 8 patients were evaluated. Results: A total of 8 patients with arachnoid cysts in temporal region were assessed: age range 3 to 27 years old, 5 male and 3 female. The most important complains of the patients during their visit were seizure (3 cases), headache (4 cases), increased head circumference (1 case), parietotemporal arachnoid cyst in right (4 cases) and left hemisphere (4 cases). The conservative treatment and follow-up were performed in 6 out of 8 patients. In the other 2 patients, for craniotomy surgery with hematoma evacuation was performed. Furthermore, in the surgery the fenestration of arachnoid cyst wall into the basal cisterns as well as low pressure cysto-peritoneal shunt was performed. Conclusions: The risk of annual hemorrhage for patients with arachnoid cyst is very low. However, when the hemorrhage occurs it is treated by hematoma evacuation in most cases, but sometimes there is a need for fenestration of the cyst into basal cisterns under endoscopy, microsurgical or cystoperitoneal shunt. Keywords: Arachnoid cyst, Middle fossa, Chronic subdural hematoma

  18. Multiple subdural hematomas associated with breakdancing.

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    McNeil, S L; Spruill, W A; Langley, R L; Shuping, J R; Leonard, J R

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    A 17-year-old, previously healthy, male breakdancer presented with a three-month history of crescendo headache and newly identified papilledema. The patient was found to have four separate, unilateral extracranial collections. At surgery, three were subdural hematomas, and one was a probable arachnoid cyst containing a hematoma. These were removed, and the patient made an uneventful recovery with no neurosurgical sequelae. The possibility of serious head injury must be considered when evaluating headache in youngsters who engage in this new and apparently popular dance form. PMID:3800063

  19. Spontaneous acute subdural hematoma in a patient with multiple myeloma

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    Abrar Ahad Wani

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute spontaneous subdural hematoma in a patient of multiple myeloma receiving chemotherapy is an unknown event, needing an urgent neurosurgical management. We report this patient who presented with progressive neurological deterioration and a low platelet count. She was successfully managed by craniotomy and evacuation of subdural hematoma with intraoperative transfusion of platelets. The acute spontaneous subdural hematoma in her was probably related to the bleeding diathesis due to thrombocytopenia associated with chemotherapy.

  20. Endoscopic Surgery for Traumatic Acute Subdural Hematoma

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    Kon, Hiroyuki; Saito, Atsushi; Uchida, Hiroki; Inoue, Mizuho; Sasaki, Tatsuya; Nishijima, Michiharu

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    Traumatic acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) is generally addressed by craniotomy under general anesthesia. We report a patient whose traumatic ASDH was treated under local anesthesia by one-burr-hole endoscopic surgery. This 87-year-old woman had undergone coil embolization for a ruptured right middle-cerebral artery aneurysm and placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for normal pressure hydrocephalus 5 years earlier. Upon admission, she manifested consciousness disturbance after suffering he...

  1. MR imaging evaluation of subdural hematomas in child abuse

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    MR imaging is the most accurate modality for determining the presence, number, and aging of subdural hematomas. Based on seven patients studied with CT and MR imaging, MR imaging should be the gold standard in child abuse evaluations. Since the history of child abuse is often ambiguous, MR imaging can assist in dating when the injury occurred. MR imaging in two perpendicular planes is needed, with one plane having both T1- and T2-weighted sequences. Chronic subdural hematomas on CT often have the same density as cerebrospinal fluid and may be misdiagnosed as atrophy or unrecognized. Therefore, the child may be returned into a dangerous situation and subjected to recurrent episodes of battering

  2. Effect of platelet-activating factor receptor antagonist, etizolam, on resolution of chronic subdural hematoma--a prospective study to investigate use as conservative therapy.

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    Hirashima, Yutaka; Kurimoto, Masanori; Nagai, Shoichi; Hori, Emiko; Origasa, Hideki; Endo, Shunro

    2005-12-01

    Inflammatory reaction is very important for formation of the neomembrane of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). The present study evaluated medical treatment with the platelet-activating factor receptor antagonist, etizolam, for the resolution of CSDH, and the factors indicating surgery or conservative therapy. Alternate patients were assigned to the etizolam group or control group without medical treatment. Patients in the etizolam group received 3.0 mg etizolam per day for 14 days. A total of 53 patients were followed up for at least 6 months. Univariate analysis of differences in demographic characteristics, clinical findings, and initial computed tomography (CT) findings, and multiple logistic regression analysis of the relationship between etizolam treatment and requirement for surgery using age, sex, low density of hematoma on CT, and paresis as confounders were performed. Etizolam treatment (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 0.156, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.024-0.999, p = 0.049) was negatively correlated with requirement for surgery. Low density of hematoma (adjusted OR 0.125, 95% CI 0.019-0.846, p = 0.033) was found to be an independent negative predictor, and paresis as an initial symptom (adjusted OR 6.35, 95% CI 1.04-38.7, p = 0.045) was an independent positive predictor of requirement for surgery. Etizolam administration can promote the resolution of CSDH, especially at the stage of hygroma appearing as low density on CT. Surgery is recommended if the patient presents with paresis. PMID:16377949

  3. Effect of platelet-activating factor receptor antagonist, etizolam, on resolution of chronic subdural hematoma. A prospective study to investigate use as conservative therapy

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    Inflammatory reaction is very important for formation of the neomembrane of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). The present study evaluated medical treatment with the platelet-activating factor receptor antagonist, etizolam, for the resolution of CSDH, and the factors indicating surgery or conservative therapy. Alternate patients were assigned to the etizolam group or control group without medical treatment. Patients in the etizolam group received 3.0 mg etizolam per day for 14 days. A total of 53 patients were followed up for at least 6 months. Univariate analysis of differences in demographic characteristics, clinical findings, and initial computed tomography (CT) findings, and multiple logistic regression analysis of the relationship between etizolam treatment and requirement for surgery using age, sex, low density of hematoma on CT, and paresis as confounders were performed. Etizolam treatment (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 0.156, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.024-0.999, p=0.049) was negatively correlated with requirement for surgery. Low density of hematoma (adjusted OR 0.125, 95% CI 0.019-0.846, p=0.033) was found to be an independent negative predictor, and paresis as an initial symptom (adjusted OR 6.35, 95% CI 1.04-38.7, p=0.045) was an independent positive predictor of requirement for surgery. Etizolam administration can promote the resolution of CSDH, especially at the stage of hygroma appearing as low density on CT. Surgery is recommended if the patient presents with paresis. (author)

  4. Dilated pericerebellar fluid space and subdural hematoma

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    Matsumura, Yasumasa; Kurose, Yoshiko; Tanaka, Masahiro (Kobe Central Municipal Hospital, Kobe (Japan))

    1983-10-01

    It is not uncommon to observe the dilatation of the pericerebellar fluid space (PCFS) on CT images in patients with subdural hematomas. CT scans of 67 patients with supratentorial subdural hematomas (SDH) proven by surgery were reviewed with respect to the dilatation of the PCFS. The dilatation of the PCFS was seen in 31 patients out of the 67 (46%). In 50 patients without SDH (control group), the dilatation of the PCFS was noted in only 6 (12%). Intrathecal metrizamide CT in 4 patients demonstrated that the PCFS was the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) space. Twelve patients were followed with CT 1 to 12 months after the evacuation of the SDH. The dilatation of the PCFS had disappeared in 4, had slightly increased in volume in 2, and remained unchanged in 6. Although the mechanism of the dilatation of the PCFS in the patients with SDH is not clear, it can be postulated that the mechanism is caused by a CSF flow disturbance, compression, or adhesion of the subarachnoid space due to the SDH. We would like to emphasize that the recognition of PCFS dilatation is a clue to make a CT diagnosis of a SDH, particularly a bilateral isodense SDH.

  5. Dilated pericerebellar fluid space and subdural hematoma

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    It is not uncommon to observe the dilatation of the pericerebellar fluid space (PCFS) on CT images in patients with subdural hematomas. CT scans of 67 patients with supratentorial subdural hematomas (SDH) proven by surgery were reviewed with respect to the dilatation of the PCFS. The dilatation of the PCFS was seen in 31 patients out of the 67 (46%). In 50 patients without SDH (control group), the dilatation of the PCFS was noted in only 6 (12%). Intrathecal metrizamide CT in 4 patients demonstrated that the PCFS was the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) space. Twelve patients were followed with CT 1 to 12 months after the evacuation of the SDH. The dilatation of the PCFS had disappeared in 4, had slightly increased in volume in 2, and remained unchanged in 6. Although the mechanism of the dilatation of the PCFS in the patients with SDH is not clear, it can be postulated that the mechanism is caused by a CSF flow disturbance, compression, or adhesion of the subarachnoid space due to the SDH. We would like to emphasize that the recognition of PCFS dilatation is a clue to make a CT diagnosis of a SDH, particularly a bilateral isodense SDH. (author)

  6. Acute subdural hematoma caused by clopidrogel

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    Kaan ALTINKAYA

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Clopidogrel, is a potent oral antiplatelet agent often used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease. Clopidrogel a thienopyridine deritivate, selectively inhibits the binding to adenosine diphosphate, thereby inhibiting platelet aggregation. It thus reduces the formation of arterial and venous thrombi. Reported side effects of clopidrogel include gastrointestinal symptoms of nausea, stomach ache, diarrhea, and constipation. Serious side effects consist of an increased risk of bleeding, intracranial hemorrhage, and severe neutropenia. A 75-year-old man with syncope was admitted to cardiology clinic. The patient had undergone two vessel angioplasty 15 years earlier. Furthermore, the patient had undergone placement of coronary artery stent 3 months earlier. His daily prescription contained clopidrogel 75 mg for the past 3 years. Fourteen hours after admittance to the cardiology clinic, the patient experienced a blackout. A computed tomography of the brain revealed acute subdural hematoma of the right frontoparietal region with 1.5 cm midline shift. The patient subsequently underwent right frontoparietal craniotomy with drainage of the subdural hematoma. Unfortunately, the patient died on the postoperative eleventh day.

  7. Hematoma subdural em Pediatria Diagnosticar e tratar precocemente / Subdural hematoma in pediatrics - Early diagnosis and treatment

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    Marisa, Carvalho; Ema, Leal; Margarida, Santos; José, Ramos; Luís, Távora; Deolinda, Barata.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O hematoma subdural agudo não traumático é uma entidade rara em Pediatria. A presença de sintomas neuro­lógicos de instalação aguda associada a anticoagulação obriga à exclusão desta entidade. Caso clínico: Apresentamos o caso de uma criança, do sexo masculino, de sete anos de idade, com [...] prótese mitral mecâ­nica, medicada com varfarina, que recorreu ao serviço de urgência por cefaleias intensas e progressivas, associadas a alteração no estado de consciência e convulsões. A nível laboratorial o INR (In­ternational Normalized Ratio) era de 4,2. Foi admitida na Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos (UCIP) em coma com aniso­coria. Iniciou ventilação mecânica, medidas anti-edema cerebral e antiepilépticos.O exame de imagem mostrou hematoma subdural agudo à esquerda, com desvio da linha média. Foi submetida a craniotomia descompressiva, 56 horas após o início da sintomato­logia, com recuperação clínica e actualmente sem sequelas. Conclusão: Este caso clínico ilustra a importância da sus­peição clínica de hematoma subdural em doentes anticoagula­dos, bem como a necessidade de optimização das condições cirúrgicas e da utilização das técnicas não invasivas na monitori­zação do nível de consciência. Abstract in english Introduction: Non-traumatic acute subdural hematoma is a rare entity in children. In the presence of acute neurological symptoms associated with long termanticoagulation, it is manda­tory to rule out this entity. Case report: We report the case of a seven-year-old boy, with mechanical mitral valve p [...] rosthesis under warfarin treat­ment, presenting severe and progressive headache associated with altered level of consciousness and seizures. Laboratory studies revealed a high value of International Normalized Ratio(INR: 4,2). He was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in a coma with anisocoria. He was mechanically ventilated and started on specific measures to reduce cerebral edemain ad­dition to anticonvulsants. Cranial computerized tomography (CT scan) revealed acute left subdural hematoma, with midline shift. Fifty-six hours after the onset of symptoms, he was submitted to decompressive craniectomy. There was progressive clinical re­covery with neurological and imaging improvement and an excel­lent outcome. Discussion: This case illustrates the importance of the clinical suspicion of a subdural hematoma in patients treated with anticoagulants, as well as the need of optimizing surgical condi­tions and the use of non invasive techniques for monitoring the level of consciousness.

  8. The outcome of the acute subdural hematoma

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    Thirty-five cases of acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) were reviewed and divided into two groups of A and B according to the outcome. The findings of computed tomography (CT) and the time interval between head trauma and surgical intervention were investigated to know the factors that influence the prognosis in ASDH. Group A, 18 patients, had a poor outcome. Fifteen patients out of 18 had the removal of hematoma and decompression craniectomy with 10 deaths, 4 vegetative states and 1 severe disability. Three patients died without surgery. Group B, 17 patients, were treated surgically in the same way as in group A and all patients had a good recovery with 14 making a full recovery and 3 with a moderate disability. Surgical mortality was 31.3% and overall mortality was 37.1%. The features of the CT findings in 18 patients of group A were as follows. Eleven patients had midline shift of more than 15 mm, 9 had subdural high density area of more than 15 mm and 12 patients had bilateral collapse of the lateral ventricles. The charactaristic finding of CT recognized in all patients of group A was disappearance of the ambient cistern. On the contrary, in 17 patients of group B the displacement of the intracranial structure was not so severe as in group A. The midline shift of 14 patients was less than 7.5 mm, the width of subdural high density area of 15 patients was less than 7.5 mm and the ambient cistern was recognized in 12 patients. For 11 patients out of 15 in group A, the operation was performed within 6 hours following the onset of head trauma, however, 9 patients died, one in a vegetative state and one had severe disability postoperatively. Thirteen patients out of 17 in group B were operated on later than 6 hours after the onset of the head trauma, and yet took a good outcome. (J.P.N.)

  9. Dynamic CT in the acute subdural hematoma

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    Dynamic computed tomography (CT) was performed on thirteen patients with acute sudbural hematoma with and without diffuse cerebral swelling. The cause of the diffuse cerebral swelling accompanying the acute subdural hematoma is discussed in this paper. Patients were classified into two groups according to the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). Eight patients with a severe neurological state were judged to have GCS values of approximately 3-6 and to have diffuse cerebral swelling on the initial CT scan. All 8 patients had been rendered unconsciousness at the moment of injury and remained so until death. Five patients were judged to have moderate neurological states (GCS 9-13), and only two of these patients had mild cerebral swelling. The diagnosis of the diffuse cerebral swelling was made by means of the CT scan. The criteria are a marked increase in brain volume and a marked reduction in the size of the ventricular shadow and the basal cistern, or their absence. The dynamic CT of the brain consists of performing eight rapid serial scans after the bolus intravenous injection of 50 ml of a contrast material. The data from these scans were analyzed by means of the time-density curves of various brain regions. In 7 out of the 8 patients with diffuse cerebral swelling, the time-density curves of the cerebral hemisphere of the lesional side were always lower than those on the opposite side, and in 3 of these patients, the time-density curves of the lesional side were flat. However, in 1 patient with diffuse cerebral swelling and in 5 patients without diffuse cerebral swelling, the time-density curves of the cerebral hemisphere had obvious peaks and the curve of the lesional side was nearly identical with that of the opposite side. In 5 patients out of the 8 with severe acute subdural hematoma with diffuse cerebral swelling, the peak of the gray matter of the lesional side was not observed. (J.P.N.)

  10. Presentación clínica del hematoma subdural crónico en adultos: el gran simulador Clínica del Hematoma Subdural Crónico

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    Fernando, Martínez.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Introdução: o hematoma subdural crônico (HSDC) é uma doença relativamente comum em adultos com mais de 60 anos. Sua apresentação clínica clássica é uma síndrome neurológica focal progressiva com sinais e sintomas de hipertensão endocraniana, em pacientes que de maneira geral tem antecedentes [...] de traumatismo craniano (TEC) nas duas ou três semanas anteriores à consulta. No entanto, o HSDC pode se apresentar sob diferentes formas o que dificulta seu diagnóstico. Material e métodos: são analisados os aspectos clínicos de 63 pacientes portadores de HSDC que consultaram no Hospital de Tacuarembó em um período de 59 meses. Resultados: os pacientes tinham entre 30 e 88 anos sendo 73% do sexo masculino; 67% tinham antecedentes de TEC. A apresentação mais freqüente foi um quadro progressivo de déficit focal ou hipertensão endocraniana. Em dois casos o déficit foi brusco, simulando um ataque cerebrovascular. Em três pacientes não havia registro de antecedente traumático e clinicamente se propôs um processo tumoral expansivo. Em 11 casos os sintomas iniciais foram da esfera neuropsíquica, simulando uma "demência". Em 18 casos houve depressão de vigília, sendo brusca em cinco, levando a proposição de um ataque cerebrovascular hemorrágico ou isquêmico. Em seis pacientes o sintoma mais destacado era cefaléia permanente sem outros sinais ou sintomas. Conclusões: a HSDC pode se apresentar com distintas "máscaras clínicas", simulando processos expansivos tumorais, ataques cerebrovasculares hemorrágicos ou isquêmicos, ataques isquêmicos transitórios ou demências. Em pessoas com mais de 60 anos com um quadro progressivo e de instalação insidiosa, mesmo com ausência de traumatismo craniano, deve-se suspeitar desta patologia. Abstract in spanish Introducción: el hematoma subdural crónico (HSDC) es una enfermedad relativamente común en mayores de 60 años. Su presentación clínica clásica es un síndrome neurológico focal progresivo con síntomas y signos de hipertensión endocraneana, en un paciente que generalmente tiene antecedentes de traumat [...] ismo craneano (TEC) al menos dos o tres semanas previas a la consulta. Sin embargo, el HSDC puede presentarse bajo diferentes formas clínicas que dificultan su diagnóstico. Material y método: se analizan los aspectos clínicos de 63 pacientes portadores de HSDC que consultaron en el Hospital de Tacuarembó en un período de 59 meses. Resultados: los pacientes tenían entre 30 y 88 años, 73% eran hombres. En 67% de los pacientes había antecedente de TEC. La forma de presentación más frecuente fue un cuadro progresivo de déficit focal o hipertensión endocraneana. En dos casos el déficit fue brusco, simulando un ataque cerebrovascular. En tres pacientes el antecedente traumático no fue recogido y se planteó clínicamente un proceso expansivo tumoral. En 11 casos los síntomas iniciales fueron de la esfera neuropsíquica, simulando una "demencia". En 18 casos hubo depresión de vigilia, siendo brusca en cinco de ellos, lo que llevó al planteo de ataque cerebrovascular hemorrágico o isquémico. En seis pacientes el síntoma cardinal era la cefalea permanente sin otros síntomas o signos. Conclusiones: el HSDC puede presentarse con distintas "máscaras clínicas", simulando procesos expansivos tumorales, ataques cerebrovasculares hemorrágicos o isquémicos, ataques isquémicos transitorios o demencias. Se debe entonces tener un alto índice de sospecha de esta enfermedad frente a individuos mayores de 60 años con un cuadro progresivo y de instalación insidiosa aun en ausencia de traumatismo de cráneo Abstract in english Summary Background: chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH-HSDC) is a relatively common disease in adults older than 60 years. The classic clinical presentation is a progressive focal neurologic syndrome with signs and symptoms of endocranial hypertension in patients that usually offer history of cranial t [...] raumatism (CT-TEC) of at least two or three weeks prior to consulting. Howe

  11. Cerebral Subdural Hematoma Following Spinal Anesthesia: Report of Two Cases

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    Karim Nesseri; Fariba Farhadifar; Shoaleh Shami; Mehrdad Moradi

    2012-01-01

    Postdural puncture headache and cerebral subdural hematoma are among complications of spinal anesthesia with some common characteristics; however misdiagnosis of these two could result in a catastrophic outcome or prevent unwanted results by urgent interventions. With the purpose of increasing awareness of such complications and a speedy diagnosis, we report two cases of postspinal anesthesia headache that was timely diagnosed as cerebral subdural hematoma and prevented the likelihood of a di...

  12. Cerebral subdural hematoma following spinal anesthesia: report of two cases.

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    Moradi, Mehrdad; Shami, Shoaleh; Farhadifar, Fariba; Nesseri, Karim

    2012-01-01

    Postdural puncture headache and cerebral subdural hematoma are among complications of spinal anesthesia with some common characteristics; however misdiagnosis of these two could result in a catastrophic outcome or prevent unwanted results by urgent interventions. With the purpose of increasing awareness of such complications and a speedy diagnosis, we report two cases of postspinal anesthesia headache that was timely diagnosed as cerebral subdural hematoma and prevented the likelihood of a disastrous outcome. PMID:22536262

  13. A Rare Complication of Spinal Anesthesia: Subdural Hematoma

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    Fuldem Y?ld?r?m Dönmez

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    Full Text Available The most common complication of spinal anesthesia is postdural puncture headache. Any injury of the dura may cause headache. After the injury of the dura, CSF leakage may occur and due to the tension of the veins between the cortex and the dural sinuses, subdural hematoma may be seen. Herein, we present a patient with persistent headache after the spinal anesthesia given during delivery of her baby, and emphasize a rare complication of spinal anesthesia which is subdural hematoma.

  14. Relationship between the natural history of chronic subdural hematoma and enhancement of the inner membrane on post-contrast CT scan

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the features and natural history of the inner membrane in CSDH (chronic subdural hematoma) patients using pre- and post-contrast CT scans. Twenty-four patients with CSDH (28 hematomas) who underwent pre- and post-contrast CT scanning prior to surgery ware studied. CSDH was classified according to the internal architecture as the homogeneous (HM) type, the laminar (LM) type, the separated (SP) type, and the trabecular (TR) type. For each type, the enhancement of the inner membrane, the outer membrane, and trabeculae was evaluated. Enhancement of the inner membrane develops as the stage of CSDH progresses. Although the inner membrane was not enhanced in the HM type, it was enhanced in almost all of the patients with the other types (p <0.0001). In 13% of patients with the LM type, 29% with the SP type, and 40% with the TR type, the inner membrane was moderately or markedly enhanced. The outer membrane was not thickened in any patient. In 88% of the patients who had contralateral hemiparesis on admission and 42% of those who did not have hemiparesis, the inner membrane was clearly enhanced (p=0.0166). This indicated that blood flow to the inner membrane from the pia matter induced hypoperfusion of the brain parenchyma beneath the hematoma in addition to the effect of direct compression. Contrast CT scanning may be useful for diagnosing the extent of enlargement of the inner membrane, predicting the risk of local brain damage, and evaluating the stage in the natural history of CSDH. (author)

  15. Dural metastases with subdural hematoma from prostate cancer / Hematoma subdural secundario a metástasis durales de cáncer de próstata

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    M., Cobo Dols; S., Gil Calle; E., Villar Chamorro; I., Ales Díaz; A., Montesa Pino; J., Alcaide García; V., Gutiérrez Calderón; F., Carabante Ocón; J. J., Bretón García; M., Benavides Orgaz.

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    Full Text Available Decribimos el caso de un paciente de 54 años de edad con cáncer de próstata avanzado con hematoma subdural no traumático secundario a metástasis durales. Había recibido previamente tratamiento hormonal y quimioterapia basada en docetaxel. En la resonancia magnética se mostraba el hematoma subdural e [...] n el contexto de metástasis leptomeníngeas y durales. Hay que destacar esta forma tan inusual de metástasis de un cáncer de próstata y el mal pronóstico que conlleva esta complicación. Abstract in english We reported a case of subdural effusion secondary to dural metastasis of prostatic cancer. A 54-year-old man was referred for headache, vomiting and gait disturbance. He had undergone hormonal therapy and docetaxel-based chemotherapy for prostatic cancer. The magnetic resonance imaging of the brain [...] showed extensive leptomeningeal carcinomatosis and cranial dural metastases, and subdural hematoma. This is a very rare situation and bad prognosis.

  16. Chronic subdural haematoma.

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    Luxon, L M; Harrison, M J

    1979-01-01

    A retrospective case note survey of chronic subdural haematomata was carried out in an attempt to throw some light on the difficulties encountered in clinical diagnosis. The combination of raised intracranial pressure headache, fluctuating drowsiness and mild hemiparesis, although highly suggestive of subdural haematoma, is not always encountered, and epilepsy, aphasia, hemianopia and dense hemiplegia can all occur contrary to 'text book' descriptions. Head injury or other aetiological factors are commonly absent. The presentation may mimic tumour, dementia, cerebrovascular accident or subarachnoid haemorrhage. Non-invasive investigations may yield false negative results, although in the case of radionucleide scanning and computerized axial tomography the reliability is approaching 90 per cent. The diagnosis will, however, remain an unexpected finding at angiography in a percentage of cases. PMID:482590

  17. Analysis of infantile subdural hematoma caused by abuse

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    We report infantile subdural hematoma caused by abuse. Between January 2006 and December 2009, 10 cases of definite and highly suspicious abusive subdural hematoma in infants were treated at Nara Medical University Hospital. The mean age was 5.4 months. On CT examination, severe cerebral swelling was seen in 8 (80%) and wide spreading cerebral ischemia and atrophy in 9 (90%). Retinal hemorrhage was commonly seen in this series (90%). Subdural drainage and/or subdural-peritoneal shunt surgeries were performed in 6 cases, and intensive combined therapy of mild hypothermia and barbiturate was adapted in 7 cases. Favorable outcome was achieved in only 3 cases. In spite of aggressive treatment, clinical outcome are still bad. In our series, assailants were predominantly not father but mother. There were various and complex factors for child abuse. Cautious insight and suspicion are necessary to detect abusive injuries in infants. It is very important to endeavor to prevent recurrences of abusive injuries. (author)

  18. Remote Postoperative Epidural Hematoma after Subdural Hygroma Drainage

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    Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira; Roger Schmidt Brock; Wellingson Silva Paiva; Arthur Maynart Pereira Oliveira; Almir Ferreira Andrade

    2010-01-01

    Objective. Subdural hygroma is reported to occur in 5%–20% of all patients with closed head trauma, the treatment is controversial and in symptomatic cases surgical drainage is need. We report on a new case with remote acute epidural hematoma (AEH) after subdural hygroma drainage. Case Presentation. A 38-year-old man suffered blunt head trauma and had diffuse axonal injury grade III in CT scan. A CT scan that was late performed showed an increasing subdural fluid collection with mild mass eff...

  19. Acute Spinal Subdural Hematoma Presenting with Spontaneously Resolving Hemiplegia

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    Oh, Seung-Hun; Han, In-Bo; Koo, Young-Ho; Kim, Ok-Joon

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    Although prompt diagnosis and emergent surgical intervention are important in acute spinal subdural hematoma (SSDH), some cases with spontaneous remission of symptom and hematoma without surgery have been reported. We present a case of acute nontraumatic SSDH presenting with transient left hemiplegia for 4 hours. A magnetic resonance imaging study of cervical spine confirmed SSDH with C3-6 cervical cord compression at the left side. The patient had conservative management without recurrence. ...

  20. Surgical treatment of 137 cases with chronic subdural hematoma at the university clinical center of Kosovo during the period 2008-2012

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    Agon Y Mekaj

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    Full Text Available Background: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH is frequent pathology in neurosurgical practice. The aim of this study is to present the first series of patients with CSDH, who got surgically treated in Clinic of Neurosurgery, University Clinical Center of Kosovo. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective study that included 137 patients with CSDH who had been treated during the period 2008-2012. The data were collected and analyzed from the archives and protocols of the University Clinical Center of Kosovo. Patients were analyzed in many aspects such as age, gender, etiological factors, clinical features, localization, diagnoses, methods of surgical interventions, recurrences and mortality of patients. Results: From 137 patients with CSDH, 106 (77.3% were males and 31 (22.7% females. Average age of patients was 62.85 years. Analyzed according to the decades, the highest number of causes with CSDH was between 70 and 79 years (46%. The head trauma has been responsible for CSDH in 88 patients (64.3%, while the main symptom was headache (92 patients or 67.1%. One burr-hole trepanation with closed drainage system has been used in majority of cases (in 101 patients or 73.7%. The recurrence of CSDH was 6.5%, whereas mortality 2.9%. Conclusion: CSDH is more common in elderly patients. The male-female ratio is 3.4:1. Like other authors we also think that treatment with one burr-hole and drainage is a method of choice, because of its simplicity and safety.

  1. Neurological and functional outcomes of subdural hematoma evacuation in patients over 70 years of age

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    Patrick Mulligan

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    Full Text Available Background: Subdural hematoma (SDH is a common disease entity treated by neurosurgical intervention. Although the incidence increases in the elderly population, there is a paucity of studies examining their surgical outcomes. Objectives: To determine the neurological and functional outcomes of patients over 70 years of age undergoing surgical decompression for subdural hematoma. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data on 45 patients above 70 years who underwent craniotomy or burr holes for acute, chronic or mixed subdural hematomas. We analyzed both neurological and functional status before and after surgery. Results: Forty-five patients 70 years of age or older were treated in our department during the study period. There was a significant improvement in the neurological status of patients from admission to follow up as assessed using the Markwalder grading scale (1.98 vs. 1.39; P =0.005, yet no improvement in functional outcome was observed as assessed by Glasgow Outcome Score. Forty-one patients were admitted from home, however only 20 patients (44% were discharged home, 16 (36% discharged to nursing home or rehab, 6 (13% to hospice and 3 (7% died in the postoperative period. Neurological function improved in patients who were older, had a worse pre-operative neurological status, were on anticoagulation and had chronic or mixed acute and chronic hematoma. However, no improvement in functional status was observed. Conclusion: Surgical management of SDH in patients over 70 years of age provides significant improvement in neurological status, but does not change functional status.

  2. Subdural Hematoma and Postdural Puncture Headache from Intrathecal Pump Placement Resolved with Lumbar Epidural Blood Patch

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    Andrew Ng; Victor Romo; Dajie Wang

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    Intrathecal drug delivery systems are commonly used in the management of chronic pain, cancer pain and neuromuscular disorders with muscle spasticity. The complications associated with in-trathecal pump placement include persistent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, hygroma, meningitis, and granuloma formation. A severe persistent CSF leak may cause postdural puncture headache along with acute intracranial subdural hematoma, which can be potentially life threatening. Surgical exploration with du...

  3. Spontaneous disappearance of acute subdural hematoma on CT scan

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    We encountered a patient with a severe head injury complicated by DIC in whom the serial CT scans revealed the disappearance of the subdural hematoma. A 65-year-old man received a heavy blow to the head in a traffic accident. On admission, the patient was in a coma (Glasgow's coma scale: 5 points), showing anisocoria (right > left) and left hemiplegia. He later deteriorated in ataxic respiration and died 23 hours after the trauma. In a blood-coagulation examination done 2 hours after the trauma, the bleeding time was 9 minutes, the coagulation time was more than 60 minutes, the serum fibrinogen was less than 15 mg/dl, and the serum FDP was above 160 ug/ml; a diagnosis of DIC was thus made. CT scans 1 hour after the trauma showed acute subdural hematoma in the right cerebral hemisphere, a medial displacement of the lateral ventricles, and a traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage. In CT scans taken 21 hours after the trauma, however, the subdural hematoma had disappeared, while a diffuse swelling of the cerebrum, mottled high-density areas along the cerebral sulci, and high-density areas in the posterior horns of the bilateral ventricles as well as in the cerebello-pontine angle were observed for the first time. These changes in the CT findings are considered to be due to the decrease in the viscosity of the subdural hematoma caused by the markedly enhanced activity of the fibrolytic system with DIC and by subsequent diffusion into intracranial spaces under the increased intracranial pressure associated with the development of cerebral edema. (author)

  4. Remote postoperative epidural hematoma after subdural hygroma drainage.

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    Paiva, Wellingson Silva; Oliveira, Arthur Maynart Pereira; de Andrade, Almir Ferreira; Brock, Roger Schmidt; Teixeira, Manoel Jacobsen

    2010-01-01

    Objective. Subdural hygroma is reported to occur in 5%-20% of all patients with closed head trauma, the treatment is controversial and in symptomatic cases surgical drainage is need. We report on a new case with remote acute epidural hematoma (AEH) after subdural hygroma drainage. Case Presentation. A 38-year-old man suffered blunt head trauma and had diffuse axonal injury grade III in CT scan. A CT scan that was late performed showed an increasing subdural fluid collection with mild mass effect and some effacement of the left lateral ventricle. We perform a trepanation with drainage of a hypertensive subdural collection with citrine aspect. Postoperative tomography demonstrated a large left AEH. Craniotomy and evacuation of the hematoma were performed. Conclusion. The mechanism of remote postoperative AEH formation is unclear. Complete reliance on neurologic monitoring, trust in an early CT scan, and a relative complacency after an apparently successful initial surgery for hygroma drainage may delay the diagnosis of this postoperative AEH. PMID:20671987

  5. [Subdural hematoma after dural puncture: fateful complication of epidural anesthesia].

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    Schott, M; Gehrke, A; Gaab, M; Jantzen, J-P

    2013-05-01

    Subdural hematoma may occur as rare, although intervention- specific complications of accidental dural puncture by neuroaxial block. Bleeding may be caused by rapid cerebrospinal fluid loss related to traction on fragile intracranial bridging veins. This article reports a case of postdural puncture headache in a 43-year-old woman after accidental dural puncture during attempted placement of an epidural catheter for induction of abortion. Bed rest, analgesics, theophylline and hydration were to no avail and only a blood patch improved the headaches. The patient presented 7 weeks later with headache and left-sided hemiplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a right frontoparietal subdural intracranial hematoma which had to be surgically evacuated. The patient recovered completely. Intracranial hematoma is a rare but serious complication of central neuroaxial block. According to current German jurisdiction this risk must be addressed when informed consent is obtained. Intracranial hematoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of atypical headache and neurological signs (e.g. focal motor and sensory deficits and seizures) following neuroaxial block and adequate image diagnostics should be carried out without delay. PMID:23558719

  6. Hematoma subdural intracraniano: uma rara complicação após raquianestesia: relato de caso Hematoma subdural intracraneal: una rara complicación después de la raquianestesia: relato de caso Intracranial subdural hematoma: a rare complication following spinal anesthesia: case report

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    Flora Margarida Barra Bisinotto; Roberto Alexandre Dezena; Daniel Capucci Fabri; Tania Mara Vilela Abud; Livia Helena Canno

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O hematoma subdural intracraniano é uma complicação rara após raquianestesia. O diagnóstico é muitas vezes difícil porque os sintomas iniciais são os mesmos da cefaleia pós-punção da dura-máter. O objetivo é relatar o caso de um hematoma subdural diag nosticado precocemente, após uma raquianestesia realizada com agulha de calibre fino e punção única. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente de 48 anos, ASA I, submetida a raquianestesia para cirurgia de correção de incontinência uri...

  7. Postdural puncture subdural hematoma or postdural puncture headache?: two cases report.

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    Kale, Aydemir; Emmez, Hakan; Pi?kin, Özcan; Durda?, Emre

    2015-10-01

    Spinal anesthesia is widely used for many obstetric, gynecological, orthopedic, and urological operations. Subdural hematomas may occur after trauma and are associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a benign condition and the most frequent complication of spinal anesthesia. The high rate of headache after spinal anesthesia may mask or delay the diagnosis of subdural hematoma. The true incidence of postdural puncture subdural hematoma (PDPSH) is unknown because most affected patients are probably managed without investigation. Therefore, the true incidence of PDPSH may be greater than suggested by previous reports. The differentiation of headache associated with subdural hematoma from PDPH is crucial. We herein report two cases of bilateral subdural hematoma after epidural anesthesia and emphasize the importance of suspicion for PDPSH and careful evaluation of patients with headache after spinal anesthesia. PMID:26495064

  8. Unilateral optic neuropathy following subdural hematoma: a case report

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    Witte Otto W

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Unilateral optic neuropathy is commonly due to a prechiasmatic affliction of the anterior visual pathway, while losses in visual hemifields result from the damage to brain hemispheres. Here we report the unusual case of a patient who suffered from acute optic neuropathy following hemispherical subdural hematoma. Although confirmed up to now only through necropsy studies, our case strongly suggests a local, microcirculatory deficit identified through magnetic resonance imaging in vivo. Case presentation A 70-year-old Caucasian German who developed a massive left hemispheric subdural hematoma under oral anticoagulation presented with acute, severe visual impairment on his left eye, which was noticed after surgical decompression. Neurologic and ophthalmologic examinations indicated sinistral optic neuropathy with visual acuity reduced nearly to amaurosis. Ocular pathology such as vitreous body hemorrhage, papilledema, and central retinal artery occlusion were excluded. An orbital lesion was ruled out by means of orbital magnetic resonance imaging. However, cerebral diffusion-weighted imaging and T2 maps of magnetic resonance imaging revealed a circumscribed ischemic lesion within the edematous, slightly herniated temporomesial lobe within the immediate vicinity of the affected optic nerve. Thus, the clinical course and morphologic magnetic resonance imaging findings suggest the occurrence of pressure-induced posterior ischemic optic neuropathy due to microcirculatory compromise. Conclusion Although lesions of the second cranial nerve following subdural hematoma have been reported individually, their pathogenesis was preferentially proposed from autopsy studies. Here we discuss a dual, pressure-induced and secondarily ischemic pathomechanism on the base of in vivo magnetic resonance imaging diagnostics which may remain unconsidered by computed tomography.

  9. Hematoma subdural intracraniano pós-anestesia subaracnóidea: relato de dois casos e revisão de 33 casos da literatura / Intracranial subdural hematoma post-spinal anesthesia: report of two cases and review of 33 cases in the literature / Hematoma subdural intracraneal postanestesia subaracnoidea: relato de dos casos y revisión de 33 casos de la literatura

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    Jane Auxiliadora, Amorim; Diana Souza Canuto dos Anjos, Remígio; Otávio, Damázio Filho; Marcos Aureliano Guerra de, Barros; Valentina Nicole, Carvalho; Marcelo Moraes, Valença.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Hematoma subdural intracraniano é uma complicação rara pós-anestesia subaracnóidea. Relatamos dois casos de mulheres que desenvolveram hematoma subdural crônico pós-anestesia subaracnóidea, diagnosticados após a evolução clínica prolongada de cefaleia pós-punção dural (CPP [...] D) e analisamos outros 33 casos encontrados em revisão da literatura. RELATO DOS CASOS: Nos 35 pacientes (idade entre 20-88 anos, 19 homens), 14 tinham mais de 60 anos (40%) sendo 12 (86%) homens. A relação se inverte no grupo de pacientes mais jovens ( Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El hematoma subdural intracraneal es una complicación rara postanestesia subaracnoidea. Relatamos aquí dos casos de mujeres que desarrollaron hematoma subdural crónico postanestesia Subaracnoidea, diagnosticados posteriormente a la evolución clínica prolongada de cefalea p [...] ostpunción dural (CPPD), y analizamos otros 33 casos encontrados en una revisión de la literatura. RELATO DE LOS CASOS: En los 35 pacientes (edad entre 20 y 88 años, 19 hombres), 14 tenían más de 60 años (40%) siendo 12 (86%) hombres. La relación se invierte en el grupo de pacientes más jóvenes ( Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intracranial subdural hematoma is a rare complication of spinal anesthesia. We report two cases of women who developed chronic subdural hematoma post-spinal anesthesia diagnosed after prolonged clinical evolution of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) and we analyze other [...] 33 cases found on literature review. CASE REPORTS: In 35 patients (ages 20-88 years, 19 males), 14 were older than 60 years (40%), of which 12 (86%) were males. The relationship is inverted in the group of younger patients (

  10. Biomechanical analysis of acute subdural hematoma resulting from judo.

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    Hitosugi, Masahito; Murayama, Haruo; Motozawa, Yasuki; Ishii, Kanto; Ogino, Masahiro; Koyama, Katsuhiro

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated biomechanical mechanisms of acute subdural hematoma caused by judo and sought preventive measures to reduce injury. A Japanese judo expert repeatedly threw an anthropometric test device using two throwing techniques, Osoto-gari and Ouchi-gari. Linear and angular accelerations of the head were measured. Both throwing techniques resulted in the dummy falling backwards, with the occipital area of the head contacting the mat, and peak linear and angular accelerations being observed when the head contacted the mat. For linear acceleration, the posterior-anterior direction showed the greatest force (41.0 ± 2.6 G using Osoto-gari, and 86.5 ±4.3 G using Ouchi-gari). For angular acceleration, values for sagittal plane rotation were greatest among the three directions measured (3315 ± 168 rad/s(2) using Osoto-gari, and 1328 ± 201 rad/s(2) using Ouchi-gari). We concluded that occipital head contact produced the most forceful longitudinal linear and sagittal plane angular accelerations; subsequent stretches and ruptures of parasagittal bridging veins resulting in acute subdural hematoma. As severe head injuries can result if a person's head comes into contact with the mat, offensive throwing techniques should be restricted to participants able to sufficiently demonstrate the Ukemi technique. PMID:25355441

  11. [A case of intracranial subdural hematoma after thoracic epidural anesthesia].

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    Tanabe, Yuko; Fujinaka, Waso; Takatori, Makoto; Tada, Keiichi

    2013-03-01

    Intracranial subdural hematoma (SDH) occurred in a 58-year-old female after laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy under general and thoracic epidural anesthesia. On postoperative day 2, she complained of headache in sitting position, but there were no remarkable neurological defect and nausea. On postoperative day 5, her headache subsided and she could walk by herself. But on postoperative day 10, she felt heavy-headed again, and complained sensory abnormality of her right leg. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head showed small acute subdural hematoma in bilateral parietal regions with no mass effect. She was managed conservatively with bed rest and intravenous fluids. Her condition improved and was discharged on postoperative day 17 without subsequent complications. SDH after epidural anesthesia is rare, but diagnosis in early stage has a decisive influence on its prognosis. It is crucial to exclude the possibility of SDH and observe closely if the patient complains of severe headache or another unexplained symptom only with postdural puncture headache. PMID:23544334

  12. Hematoma subdural intracraniano: uma rara complicação após raquianestesia: relato de caso / Intracranial subdural hematoma: a rare complication following spinal anesthesia: case report / Hematoma subdural intracraneal: una rara complicación después de la raquianestesia: relato de caso

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    Flora Margarida Barra, Bisinotto; Roberto Alexandre, Dezena; Daniel Capucci, Fabri; Tania Mara Vilela, Abud; Livia Helena, Canno.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O hematoma subdural intracraniano é uma complicação rara após raquianestesia. O diagnóstico é muitas vezes difícil porque os sintomas iniciais são os mesmos da cefaleia pós-punção da dura-máter. O objetivo é relatar o caso de um hematoma subdural diag nosticado precocement [...] e, após uma raquianestesia realizada com agulha de calibre fino e punção única. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente de 48 anos, ASA I, submetida a raquianestesia para cirurgia de correção de incontinência urinária. Foi realizada a raquianestesia com agulha 27G Quincke e punção única. A cirurgia foi sem intercorrências, e a paciente recebeu alta hospitalar. Após 48 horas da punção raquidiana, a paciente relatou cefaleia de início súbito, de forte intensidade, acometendo principalmente a região orbitária, mas também a região temporal, com melhora importante no decúbito dorsal e acompanhada de dois episódios de vômitos. Foi solicitada tomografia de crânio que revelou a presença de um hematoma subdural agudo frontotemporoparietal esquerdo. Foi indicado tratamento conservador com analgésicos, dexametasoma e hidantoína. Após 17 dias, apresentou quadro de cefaleia intensa, acompanhada de dormência e paresia do membro superior direito, e distúrbio da fala e comportamento. O hematoma foi drenado cirurgicamente. A paciente evoluiu bem sem sequelas. CONCLUSÕES: A cefaleia é a complicação mais frequente após raquianestesia e é considerada de evolução benigna. Faz com que diagnósticos potencialmente fatais, como o hematoma subdural, não sejam feitos em muitos casos, ou sejam tardios. Este caso descreve uma ocorrência rara, um hematoma subdural agudo após uma raquianestesia com agulha fina em uma paciente sem fatores de risco para sangramento Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El hematoma subdural intracraneal es una complicación rara posterior a la raquianestesia. El diagnóstico es en muchas ocasiones difícil, porque los síntomas iniciales son los mismos de la cefalea postpunción de la duramadre. El objetivo de este estudio, es relatar el caso [...] de un hematoma subdural diagnosticado rápidamente, y posterior a una raquianestesia realizada con una aguja de calibre fino y punción única. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente de 48 años, ASA I, sometida a la raquianestesia para la cirugía de corrección de incontinencia urinaria. Fue realizada la raquianestesia con una aguja 27G Quincke y una punción única. La cirugía transcurrió sin problemas, y la paciente recibió alta. Después de 48 horas de efectuada la punción raquídea, la paciente relató cefalea de inicio súbito, de fuerte intensidad, afectando principalmente la región orbitaria, pero también la región temporal, con una mejoría importante en el decúbito dorsal, y acompañada de dos episodios de vómitos. Se le solicitó la tomografía de cráneo que arrojó un hematoma subdural agudo frontotemporoparietal izquierdo. Fue indicado un tratamiento conservador con analgésicos, dexametasoma e hidantoína. Después de 17 días, debutó con un cuadro de cefalea intensa, seguida de adormecimiento y paresia del miembro superior derecho, y un disturbio del habla y del comportamiento. El hematoma fue drenado quirúrgicamente. La paciente evolucionó bien y sin secuelas. CONCLUSIONES: La cefalea es la complicación más frecuente después de la raquianestesia y se le considera de evolución benigna. Ella logra que diagnósticos potencialmente fatales, como el hematoma subdural, se eviten en muchos casos o se hagan más tarde. Este caso describe una aparición rara, un hematoma subdural agudo posterior a una raquianestesia con una aguja fina en una paciente sin factores de riesgo para el sangramiento Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intracranial subdural hematoma is a rare complication following spinal anesthesia. The diagnosis is usually difficult because initial symptoms are the same of post-dural puncture headache. The objective was to report a case of early diagnosed subdural hematoma

  13. Brain herniation induced by drainage of subdural hematoma in spontaneous intracranial hypotension

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    Chotai, Silky; KIM, JONG-HYUN; Kim, Joo-Han; Kwon, Taek-Hyun

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    Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH), typically presents with orthostatic headache, low pressure on lumbar tapping, and diffuse pachymeningeal enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging. SIH is often accompanied by subdural fluid collections, which in most cases responds to conservative treatment or spinal epidural blood patch. Several authors advocate that large subdural hematoma with acute deterioration merits surgical drainage; however, few have reported complications following cranio...

  14. Spinal subdural hematoma following cranial surgery: A case report and review of the literature

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    Liu Jinping

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    Full Text Available Spinal subdural hematoma (SDH following a cranial surgery is extremely rare. We described a 26-year-old patient who developed an SDH at L3-S1 level after the excision of intraventricular meningioma. He was surgically treated with an excellent outcome. It is postulated that the SDH resulted from downward migration of intracranial hematoma.

  15. Spontaneous subdural hematoma of the thoracolumbar region with massive recurrent bleed

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    Cincu Rafael

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Spinal subdural hematoma is a rare disorder and can be caused by abnormalities of coagulation, blood dyscrasias, lumbar puncture, trauma, underlying neoplasm, and arteriovenous malformation. We discuss an unusual case of an elderly woman who presented with spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma and developed massive rebleeding on the third day following initial evacuation of hematoma. This case illustrates that a patient with routine normal coagulation profile and adequate hemostasis can still harbor platelet dysfunction (in present case due to polycythemia and later on can manifest as rebleeding and neurological deterioration.

  16. Hematoma subdural após punção inadvertida da dura-máter: relato de caso / Subdural hematoma after inadvertent dura mater puncture: case report / Hematoma subdural después de la punción inadvertida de la duramadre: relato de caso

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    Wallace Lage, Duarte; Fabiano de Souza, Araújo; Marcelo Figueiredo, Almeida; Débora Grimberg, Geber; Carlos Henrique Viana de, Castro.

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A cefaléia pós-punção da dura-máter é complicação bastante conhecida das anestesias subaracnóidea e peridural, e o tratamento mais difundido é o tampão sangüíneo. O tampão sangüíneo alivia totalmente a cefaléia na grande maioria dos pacientes, e nos demais não há melhora o [...] u, apenas, melhora parcial. Nesses casos, é prudente buscar diagnósticos diferenciais, como o hematoma subdural ou pneumoencéfalo. Os métodos de imagem são extremamente úteis nessas situações. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar o caso de um paciente que desenvolveu hematoma subdural intracraniano após punção inadvertida da dura-máter em anestesia peridural. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, 47 anos, 147 kg, 1,90 m, estado físico ASA II, foi admitido para realização de dermolipectomia abdominal, após ter-se submetido à gastroplastia redutora. Durante anestesia peridural, houve perfuração acidental da dura-máter. O paciente evoluiu com sintomas de cefaléia pós-punção da dura-máter que foram tratados com tampão sangüíneo, com melhora parcial. Houve, posteriormente, piora da cefaléia, e a ressonância nuclear magnética de encéfalo mostrou hematoma subdural intracraniano, que foi tratado clinicamente. Houve melhora progressiva, com recuperação total após 30 dias. CONCLUSÕES: A ocorrência de hematoma subdural é complicação rara, mas grave da perfuração de dura-máter. O diagnóstico é difícil e deve ser sempre cogitado quando a cefaléia pós-punção da dura-máter não se resolve com o tampão sangüíneo ou piora com sua realização. No esclarecimento diagnóstico é fundamental o auxílio de um método de imagem. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La cefalea pos punción de la duramadre es una complicación bastante conocida de las anestesias subaracnoidea y epidural, siendo que el tratamiento más difundido es el tapón sanguíneo. El tapón sanguíneo alivia totalmente la cefalea en la gran mayoría de los pacientes, y en [...] los demás no hay mejorías o apenas se ve una mejoría parcial. En esos casos, es prudente buscar diagnósticos diferenciales, como el hematoma subdural o neumoencéfalo. Los métodos de imagen son extremadamente útiles en esas situaciones. El objetivo de este relato fue el de presentar el caso de un paciente que debutó con hematoma subdural intracraneal después de la punción inadvertida de la duramadre en anestesia epidural. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo masculino, 47 años, 147 kg, 1,90 m, estado físico ASA II, fue admitido para la realización de dermolipectomía abdominal, después de haberse sometido a la gastroplastía reductora. Durante la anestesia epidural, hubo perforación accidental de la duramadre. El paciente evolucionó con síntomas de cefalea pospunción de la duramadre que fueron tratados con tapón sanguíneo, obteniéndose una mejora parcial. Hubo posteriormente, un empeoramiento de la cefalea y la resonancia nuclear magnética de encéfalo mostró un hematoma subdural intracraneal, que se trató clínicamente. Hubo una mejoría progresiva, con recuperación total después de 30 días. CONCLUSIONES: La aparición de hematoma subdural es una complicación rara, pero grave de la perforación de la duramadre. El diagnóstico es difícil y debe ser siempre pensado, cuando la cefalea pospunción de la duramadre no se resuelva con el tapón sanguíneo o tampoco se resuelva su empeoramiento. En la aclaración del diagnóstico es fundamental la ayuda de un método de imagen. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Post-dural puncture headache is a well-known complication of epidural and subarachnoid blockades and the blood patch is the treatment used more often. In most patients, the blood patch relieves the headache completely, but for the remaining there is no improvement or only [...] partial relief of the symptom. In those cases, it is prudent to look for other differential diagnosis, such as subdural hematoma or pneumoencephalus. In those situations, imag

  17. Diagnosis of isodense subdural hematomas by computed tomography

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    Fifteen cases of surgically proved isodense subdural hematoma on CT were studied in the Hanyang University Hospital from Feb. 1979 to Aug. 1981. The medical records and CT films were reviewed. The results were as follows: 1. The age distribution is broad from 12 years to 73 years old. The peak age incidence is in the 6th decade. The most of the cases were male. 2. 12 out of 15 cases were conscious at the time of CT examination, and the rest of them were stuporous or unconscious. 3. 10 out of 15 cases had historys of head injury. In 6 cases the intervals between head injury and CT examination were more than 3 weeks. 4. Skull radiograms showed a fracture in the right frontal bone in 1 case. 5. In computed tomograms shifting of mid-line structures were observed in 14 out of 15 cases, compression and local deformities of the lpsilateral lateral ventricles in 14 cases, dilatation of the contralateral lateral ventricles in 14 cases, unilateral effacement of the cortical sulci in 14 cases

  18. Hematoma subdural após punção inadvertida da dura-máter: relato de caso Hematoma subdural después de la punción inadvertida de la duramadre: relato de caso Subdural hematoma after inadvertent dura mater puncture: case report

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    Wallace Lage Duarte; Fabiano Souza Araújo; Marcelo Figueiredo Almeida; Débora Grimberg Geber; Carlos Henrique Viana Castro

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A cefaléia pós-punção da dura-máter é complicação bastante conhecida das anestesias subaracnóidea e peridural, e o tratamento mais difundido é o tampão sangüíneo. O tampão sangüíneo alivia totalmente a cefaléia na grande maioria dos pacientes, e nos demais não há melhora ou, apenas, melhora parcial. Nesses casos, é prudente buscar diagnósticos diferenciais, como o hematoma subdural ou pneumoencéfalo. Os métodos de imagem são extremamente úteis nessas situações. O ob...

  19. Re-estimation of acute subdural hematoma in children caused by trivial household head trauma

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    The objective of this study was to identify characteristics of acute subdural hematoma in children caused by a trivial household head trauma from a modem neurosurgical and medicolegal standpoint. We performed a retrospective study of 25 children younger than 48 months hospitalized for acute subdural hematoma from December 1, 1993, through February 28, 2003. Inclusion criteria were as follows: acute subdural hematoma caused by trivial household trauma and a history of trauma corroborated by a caretaker, absence of physical injuries consistent with child abuse, fundoscopic examinations performed by a pediatric ophthalmologist, absence of fractures on general bone survey, and child abuse ruled out by long-term follow-up (more than 5 years). Twenty-one of the patients were boys, and 4 were girls. The patients ranged in age from 6 to 17 months, with an average age of 8.5 months. In 17 of 25 patients trauma had been caused by falls to the floor while standing with support or while sitting. Most of the patients were admitted to the hospital because of generalized convulsions or seizures that had developed soon after a trivial household trauma. Fifteen of the 25 (60%) patients had retinal or preretinal hemorrhage and 9 patients had bilateral retinal hemorrhage. Computed tomography showed fluid-type acute subdural hematomas at the frontal convexity or in the interhemispheric fissure in 18 of 25 (72%) patients. Fourteen of 25 (56%) patients had pre-existing external hydrocephalus (enlargements of the subarachnoid space). The long-term outcomes included normal mental development (IQ?80) in 18 cases, mild mental retardation (IQ<80) in 7 cases, and epilepsy in 3 cases. Acute subdural hematoma in children caused by trivial household trauma is a clinical entity distinct from acute subdural hematoma caused by child abuse or shaken-baby syndrome. (author)

  20. HEMATOMA SUBDURAL EN PACIENTE CON LEUCEMIA MIELODE CRONICA: REPORTE DE CASO

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    Carlos Fernando Lozano-Tangua

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El hematoma subdural cronico se define como una colección sanguíneo fibrinoide en el espacio existente entre las meninges duramadre y aracnoides, debido a traumas, infecciones (empiema y meningitis, coagulopatías u otras causas. En este se puede precisar durante la intervención quirúrgica la presencia de cápsula o membranas. Entre las diversas causas de hematoma subdural crónico se encuentra la leucemia mieloide crónica que es un síndrome mieloproliferativo, donde se ve una acentuada proliferación de glóbulos blancos de la serie granulocítica, que infiltran la sangre, médula ósea, cerebro entre otros tejidos. Presentamos brevemente un caso de esta interesante y no infrecuente asociación.

  1. Decompression hyperostosis: cranial hyperostosis mimicking bilateral subdural hematoma on brain scintigraphy

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    Scintigraphic findings suggestive of bilateral subdural hematoma developed after successful decompression of communicating hydrocephalus. These findings were secondary to cranial hyperostosis. The similarity of brain scintigraphic findings in the two disorders is pointed out, and the necessity of correlating brain scintigraphs with skull radiographs is stressed. (U.S.)

  2. Pola Kejadian Hematoma Subdural Pada Bayi Yang dirawat di Ruang Rawat Intensif Anak Rumah Sakit Dr. Hasan Sadikin

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    Enny Harliany Alwi

    2009-01-01

    Subdural hematoma (SDH) is a common condition in infancy and young children with a poor prognostic. The more studies related SDH with nonaccidental injury. With the aim to identify the characteristics of SDH in infants below 1 year, a retrospective study of infants below 1 year diagnosed as subdural hematoma who were admitted to PICU Hasan Sadikin General Hospital from Januari 2000 to Desember 2003 has been conducted. Infants less than 1 month and SDH developed after neurosurgery intervention...

  3. Hematoma subdural intracraniano pós-anestesia subaracnóidea: relato de dois casos e revisão de 33 casos da literatura Hematoma subdural intracraneal postanestesia subaracnoidea: relato de dos casos y revisión de 33 casos de la literatura Intracranial subdural hematoma post-spinal anesthesia: report of two cases and review of 33 cases in the literature

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    Jane Auxiliadora Amorim; Diana Souza Canuto dos Anjos Remígio; Otávio Damázio Filho; Marcos Aureliano Guerra de Barros; Valentina Nicole Carvalho; Marcelo Moraes Valença

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Hematoma subdural intracraniano é uma complicação rara pós-anestesia subaracnóidea. Relatamos dois casos de mulheres que desenvolveram hematoma subdural crônico pós-anestesia subaracnóidea, diagnosticados após a evolução clínica prolongada de cefaleia pós-punção dural (CPPD) e analisamos outros 33 casos encontrados em revisão da literatura. RELATO DOS CASOS: Nos 35 pacientes (idade entre 20-88 anos, 19 homens), 14 tinham mais de 60 anos (40%) sendo 12 (86%) homens. ...

  4. Misdiagnosed spontaneous intracranial hypotension complicated by subdural hematoma following lumbar puncture

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    Louhab N; Adali N; Laghmari M; El Hymer W; Ait Ben Ali S; Kissani N

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    Nissrine Louhab,1 Nawal Adali,1 Mehdi Laghmari,2 Wafae El Hymer,2 Said Ait Ben Ali,2 Najib Kissani11Neurology Department, 2Neurosurgery Department, University Hospital of Mohammed the VIth, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, MoroccoIntroduction: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is an infrequent cause of secondary headache due to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hypovolemia.Objective: To describe a case of headache revealing spontaneous intracranial hypotension complicated by subdural hematoma fol...

  5. Delayed Onset of Spinal Subdural Hematoma after Vertebroplasty for Compression Fracture: A Case Report

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    Lee, Keong Duk; Sim, Hong Bo; Lyo, In Uk; Kwon, Soon Chan; Park, Jun Bum

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    Vertebroplasty (VP) is a well-known therapeutic modality used to treat pain associated with vertebral compression fractures. Major complications such as cord or root compression, epidural and subdural hematomas (SDH) and pulmonary emboli, occur in less than 1% of patients who undergo VP after compression fracture. Spinal SDH is an extremely rare complication that usually happens a few hours after the procedure. We report a case of spinal SDH that developed at two weeks after a successful VP. ...

  6. Challenging the Pathophysiologic Connection between Subdural Hematoma, Retinal Hemorrhage, and Shaken Baby Syndrome

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    Gabaeff, Steven C

    2012-01-01

    Child abuse experts use diagnostic findings of subdural hematoma and retinal hemorrhages as near-pathognomonic findings to diagnose shaken baby syndrome. This article reviews the origin of this link and casts serious doubt on the specificity of the pathophysiologic connection. The forces required to cause brain injury were derived from an experiment of high velocity impacts on monkeys, that generated forces far above those which might occur with a shaking mechanism. These forces, if present, ...

  7. Occult falcine meningioma unmasked following nearly complete hemorrhagic transformation with resultant spontaneous acute interhemispheric subdural hematoma

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    KRISHNAN, Prasad; Jena, Manaranjan; Kartikueyan, Rajaraman

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    Sudden-onset monoplegia with features of vomiting and headache usually signals an intracranial cerebrovascular event. We describe a 62-year-old man in whom this presentation was the result of the rare occurrence of an almost complete hemorrhagic transformation of a falcine meningioma with resultant acute interhemispheric subdural hematoma, and discuss the risk factors and possible mechanisms that may lead to such an event. The need for careful examination of the available radiology and aggres...

  8. Diagnóstico angiográfico dos hematomas subdurais: valor da fase venosa em incidência sagital / Angiographic diagnosis of subdural hematoma: value of the venous phase in saggital incidence

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    José, Zaclis; Rolando A., Tenuto.

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    Full Text Available Êste trabalho tem por fim demonstrar o valor da fase venosa em incidência sagital no diagnóstico angiográfico dos hematomas subdurais. Êle é baseado em 8 casos verificados cirürgicamente, dois dos quais com hematoma bilateral, compreendendo um total de 10 hematomas subdurals demonstrados pela angiog [...] rafia cerebral. Em 9 exemplares a elipse avascular que caracteriza essa entidade nosológica só apareceu na fase venosa; sòmente em um caso êsse sinal patognomônico foi claramente revelado na fase arterial em incidência ântero-posterior. O arteriograma mostra, apenas, às mais das vêzes, deslocamento da artéria cerebral anterior e seus ramos para o lado oposto àquele em que se encontra o hematoma, como acontece nos casos de lesões expansivas em geral. Menos freqüentemente os principais troncos arteriais do encéfalo não sofrem modificações no seu trajeto, apesar do espaço intracraniano ocupado pelos hematomas. A existência de hematoma subdural no interior de um hemicrânio sem desvio da artéria cerebral anterior, embora não implique necessàriamente na existência de outra coleção sangüínea do lado oposto, é altamente sugestiva dessa dupla lesão. A exploração bilateral nesses casos é, portanto, obrigatória. Dos três casos desta série em que a angiografia em um dos lados revelou a elipse avascular característica e artéria cerebral anterior com trajeto normal, a angiografia do lado oposto resultou positiva em dois dêles e negativa em um. Pôsto que alguns Serviços especializados não sejam dotados de equipamento para angiografia em séries, o autor recomenda o flebograma em incidência sagital como tempo obrigatório, mesmo que para tanto seja necessária nova injeção de contraste. Abstract in english This repport aims to demonstrate the value of the venous phase, in sagittal incidence, for the angiographic diagnosis of subdural hematoma. It is based on eight such cases, all of them with surgical confirmation. Six of the patients had unilateral hematomas and the remaining two had bilateral blood [...] collections. Ten subdural hematomas were, then, diagnosed by means of cerebral angiography. In only one instance the elliptical non vascularized area which constitutes the pathognomonic sign of the above referred nosological entity could be seen, under frontal projection, right in the arterial phase. In the other cases the specific diagnosis of subdural hematoma would not be achieved if the venous phase had not been taken in account. The arterial displacement seen in most cases of subdural hematoma gives no help for specific diagnosis; such a displacement may occur in any case of space-occupying lesion. Besides, existence of subdural hematomas with no arterial dislocation, is a known condition, mainly in that cases of bilateral subdural blood collections. On the other hand a single, unilateral hematoma with no shifting of the anterior cerebral artery to the opposite side is also suitable. In the last three cases of this series, there was no significant displacement of the anterior cerebral artery; the venous phase, in antero-posterior incidence, and further surgical exploration, showed the hematomas to be bilateral in two; in the third of these cases the anterior cerebral artery had a normal course, in spite of the space taken by a single hematoma. Thus, if the venous phase shows the characteristic picture of subdural hematoma - avascular area - with no displacement in the arterial phase, it does not mean necessarily that the hematoma is bilateral. Nevertheless angiography on opposite side must always be done. Since in angiographic diagnosis of subdural hematoma the accuracy of the venous phase, in sagittal projection seems to be proven, we think that the above mentioned step of the examination has to be done even if, in order to achieve it, a new injection of contrast may be required.

  9. Hematoma subdural agudo espontâneo e hemorragia intracerebral em paciente com microangiopatia trombótica gestacional / Spontaneous acute subdural hematoma and intracerebral hemorrhage in a patient with thrombotic microangiopathy during pregnancy

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    Sâmia Yasin, Wayhs; Joise, Wottrich; Douglas Prestes, Uggeri; Fernando Suparregui, Dias.

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    Full Text Available Pré-eclâmpsia, síndrome HELLP (hemólise, elevação de enzimas hepáticas e plaquetopenia) e fígado gorduroso agudo da gestação são as principais causas de microangiopatia trombótica e disfunção hepática grave durante a gestação, representando um spectrum do mesmo processo patológico. Relatou-se aqui o [...] caso de uma gestante com 35 semanas internada em unidade de terapia intensiva no pós-operatório imediato de cesariana por morte fetal, com náuseas, vômitos e icterícia. Diagnosticaram-se pré-eclâmpsia pós-parto e fígado gorduroso agudo da gestação. Houve evolução tardia com hematoma subdural agudo e hemorragia intracerebral, sendo realizado tratamento neurocirúrgico. A paciente foi a óbito por anemia hemolítica refratária, com sangramento espontâneo em múltiplos órgãos. Pré-eclâmpsia, síndrome HELLP e fígado gorduroso agudo da gestação são processos patológicos que podem se sobrepor e se associar a complicações potencialmente fatais, como a hemorragia intracraniana aqui descrita. Sua detecção e diagnóstico precoces são fundamentais para a instituição de manejo adequado e sucesso do tratamento. Abstract in english Preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low-platelet count), and acute fatty liver of pregnancy are the main causes of thrombotic microangiopathy and evere liver dysfunction during pregnancy and represent different manifestations of the same pathological continuum. The c [...] ase of a 35-week pregnant woman who was admitted to an intensive care unit immediately after a Cesarean section due to fetal death and the presence of nausea, vomiting, and jaundice is reported. Postpartum preeclampsia and acute fatty liver of pregnancy were diagnosed. The patient developed an acute subdural hematoma and an intracerebral hemorrhage, which were subjected to neurosurgical treatment. The patient died from refractory hemolytic anemia and spontaneous bleeding of multiple organs. Preeclampsia HELLP syndrome, and acute fatty liver of pregnancy might overlap and be associated with potentially fatal complications, including intracranial hemorrhage, as in the present case. Early detection and diagnosis are crucial to ensure management and treatment success.

  10. Hematoma subdural crônico: estudo de 161 pacientes operados e a relação com alterações no coagulograma

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    Yasuda Clarissa Lin; Morita Márcia Elisabete; Nishimori Fernanda Yoshi; Yasuda Agnes Meri; Alves Hélvio Leite

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    O objetivo deste estudo é analisar a evolução de pacientes com hematoma subdural crônico em relação aos achados do coagulograma. Foram analisados 161 pacientes operados no Hospital das Clínicas-UNICAMP entre abril de 1994 e 2000. Foi detectado um predomínio do sexo masculino (86,3%), da cor branca (85,1%) e da faixa etária na quinta década (mediana 57 anos). O estudo mostrou mortalidade maior no período pós-operatório entre os pacientes com valores de RNI (international normalized ratio) supe...

  11. Paresia VI par craneal por hematoma subdural retroclival y espinal postraumático: presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura / Abducens nerve palsy due to postraumatic retroclival and spinal subdural hematoma: case report and literature review

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    I., Catalá-Antúnez; C. de, Quintana-Schmidt; P., Clavel-Laria; G., Montes-Graciano; J., Molet-Teixidó.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Los hematomas retroclivales postraumáticos son extremadamente infrecuentes y casi exclusivos de la edad pediátrica. Únicamente se ha documentado en la literatura un caso de hematoma subdural retroclival postraumático. Caso clínico: Varón de 8 años de edad que tras accidente de biciclet [...] a sufre traumatismo cráneo-encefálico con hiperextensión cervical. A su ingreso presentó Glasgow inicial de 13 y diplopia por paresia del VI par derecho. En la TAC y RM cráneo-cervical se objetivó un hematoma subdural retroclival. Se realizó manejo conservador con colocación de collarín rígido. Se observó recuperación espontánea del VI par a los 6 días presentando únicamente cervicalgia al alta. Presentó resolución clínica y radiológica a los 3 meses del accidente. Conclusión: Las lesiones hemorrágicas retroclivales postraumáticas son típicas de la edad pediátrica por la inmadurez de la unión cráneo-cervical que presentan. El tratamiento de elección es la colocación de un collarín rígido aunque si existe progresión clínica puede ser necesaria la evacuación quirúrgica. Abstract in english Introduction: Retroclival posttraumatic hematomas are extremely rare and almost exclusive to childhood. Only one case of retroclival subdural hematoma has been reported in the literature to date. Case report: An 8-year-old boy suffered a severe head injury with cervical hyperextension as the result [...] of a bicycle accident. On admission his initial Glasgow Coma Score was 13 and he had diplopia due to right palsy of the VI nerve. A retroclival subdural hematoma was observed by CT and MRI of the craneovertebral junction. Management was conservative and a rigid collar was placed. Palsy of VI nerve recovered spontaneously at 6 days and at discharge the patient had only cervical pain. Follow up at 3 months after the accident showed clinical and radiological resolution. Conclusion: Traumatic retroclival hematomas are mainly a pediatric entity due to immaturity of the cranio-cervical junction. Treatment consists of placement of a rigid collar although clinical progression may require surgical evacuation.

  12. Dynamic/statis brain scintigraphy: an effective screening test for subdural hematoma

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    Dynamic /sup 99m/Tc-pertechnetate perfusion scintigraphy of the brain was coupled with the delayed static scan in 5,853 studies as a screening test for neurological disease. Of approximately 1,000 patients referred for investigation for possible subdural hematoma (SDH), 23 proved to have SDH at surgery. Their scintigraphic abnormalities were analyzed and classified. When neither study indicates abnormality, angiography is not required, as SDH is unlikely. When the scintigraphic appearance is characteristic of SDH, angiography or surgical exploration is mandatory, since SDH is probably present. When the scintigraphic findings are consistent with but not typical of SDH, the study remains useful as a screening procedure, but the decision to proceed with angiography is based primarily on the neurological course. (auth)

  13. Armoured brain due to chronic subdural collections masking underlying hydrocephalus.

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    Salunke, P; Aggarwal, A; Madhivanan, K; Futane, S

    2013-08-01

    Calcified chronic subdural collection (armoured brain) is a known long-standing complication of shunt overdrainage. We report a young male who became symptomatic eleven years after a shunt surgery. Radiology showed bilateral calcified subdural collections. Drainage of these collections did not help, but shunt revision did. Patients with armoured brain syndrome who suddenly become symptomatic should possibly undergo shunt revision before the more extensive and morbid procedure of drilling the membranes. PMID:23421586

  14. Chronic subdural haematoma, an unusual injury from playing basketball

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    Keller, T M; Holland, M.C.

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    Although the literature records instances of acute epidural haematoma and acute subdural haematoma related to playing basketball, there has not been a report of chronic subdural haematoma as a basketball injury. With the burgeoning interest in this sport in the United Kingdom and Europe, the possibility of this particular neurotrauma increases. Such an injury, along with the diagnosis and management of this often insidious lesion, is documented in this case report. ???

  15. Plasma aldosterone and CT findings in head injury, especially in acute subdural hematoma

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    As we have already reported, an increase in the plasma aldosterone level was regulary found after severe head injury. And the values of plasma aldosterone in unconscious patients with increased intracranial pressure were significantly higher than those in patients without unconsciousness. Thus, plasma aldosterone in acute phase of head injury seems to be a sensitive index of increased intracranial pressure. In the present study, we measured plasma aldosterone levels in three groups ; subdural hematoma with mid-line shift (group A), cerebral contusion without mid-line shift (group B) and cerebral conceussion (group C). In group A, the peak value of aldosterone was markedly high (283.9 ± 142.5). In B, the peak value (143.7 ± 27.8) was higher than in C (116.3 ± 35.0). And, correlation between the serum aldosterone levels and CT findings, especially the mid-line shift was found. As a conclusion, the serum levels of aldosterone seems to be associated with intracranial pressure. (author)

  16. Postoperative Anticoagulation in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves Following Surgical Treatment of Subdural Hematomas

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    Amin, Anubhav G.; Ng, Julie; Hsu, Wesley; Pradilla, Gustavo; Raza, Shaan; Quinones-Hinojosa, Alfredo; Lim, Michael

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    Background Thromboembolic events and anticoagulation-associated bleeding events represent frequent complications following cardiac mechanical valve replacement. Management guidelines regarding the timing for resuming anticoagulation therapy following a surgically treated subdural hematoma (SDH) in patients with mechanical valves remains to be determined. Objective To determine optimal anticoagulation management in patients with mechanical heart valves following treatment of SDH. Methods Outcomes were retrospectively reviewed for 12 patients on anticoagulation therapy for thromboembolic prophylaxis for mechanical cardiac valves who underwent surgical intervention for a SDH at the Johns Hopkins Hospital between 1995 and 2010. Results The mean age at admission was 71 years. All patients had St. Jude’s mechanical heart valves and were receiving anticoagulation therapy. All patients had their anticoagulation reversed with vitamin K and fresh frozen plasma and underwent surgical evacuation. Anticoagulation was withheld for a mean of 14 days upon admission and a mean of 9 days postoperatively. The average length of stay was 19 days. No deaths or thromboembolic events occurred during the hospitalization. Average follow-up time was 50 months, during which two patients had a recurrent SDH. No other associated morbidities occurred during follow-up. Conclusion Interruptions in anticoagulation therapy for up to 3 weeks pose minimal thromboembolic risk in patients with mechanical heart valves. Close follow-up after discharge is highly recommended, as recurrent hemorrhages can occur several weeks after the resumption of anticoagulation. PMID:22528281

  17. Extra-Axial Hematoma and Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Induced Aplastic Anemia: The Role of Hematological Diseases in Subdural and Epidural Hemorrhage

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    Menger, Richard P.; Dossani, Rimal H.; Thakur, Jai Deep; Farokhi, Frank; Morrow, Kevin; Guthikonda, Bharat

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    Objective and Importance. To illustrate the development of spontaneous subdural hematoma secondary to aplastic anemia resulting from the administration of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. This is the first report of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole potentiating coagulopathy leading to any form of intracranial hematoma. Clinical Presentation. A 62-year-old female developed a bone marrow biopsy confirmed diagnosis of aplastic anemia secondary to administration of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole following a canine bite. She then developed a course of waxing and waning mental status combined with headache and balance related falls. CT imaging of the head illustrated a 3.7?cm × 6.6?mm left frontal subdural hematoma combined with a 7.0?mm × 1.7?cm left temporal epidural hematoma. Conclusion. Aplastic anemia is a rare complication of the administration of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Thrombocytopenia, regardless of cause, is a risk factor for the development of spontaneous subdural hematoma. Given the lack of a significant traumatic mechanism, this subset of subdural hematoma is more suitable to conservative management. PMID:26199768

  18. Hematoma subdural intracraniano pós-anestesia subaracnóidea: relato de dois casos e revisão de 33 casos da literatura

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    Jane Auxiliadora Amorim

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Hematoma subdural intracraniano é uma complicação rara pós-anestesia subaracnóidea. Relatamos dois casos de mulheres que desenvolveram hematoma subdural crônico pós-anestesia subaracnóidea, diagnosticados após a evolução clínica prolongada de cefaleia pós-punção dural (CPPD e analisamos outros 33 casos encontrados em revisão da literatura. RELATO DOS CASOS: Nos 35 pacientes (idade entre 20-88 anos, 19 homens, 14 tinham mais de 60 anos (40% sendo 12 (86% homens. A relação se inverte no grupo de pacientes mais jovens (< 60 anos, no qual há duas vezes mais mulheres (14:7. Dois picos de maior incidência foram observados: 30-39 anos (31% e 60-69 anos (29%. O período de tempo decorrido entre o início dos sintomas até o diagnóstico variou entre 4 horas e 29 semanas. Cefaleia foi referida por 26/35 (74,3% casos; alteração do nível de consciência em 14/35 (40,0%; vômitos em 11/35 (31,4%; hemiplegia ou hemiparesia em 8/35 (22,9%; diplopia ou paresia do VI nervo craniano em 5/35 (14,3%; e distúrbio da linguagem em 4/35 (11,4%. Os fatores contribuintes foram: gravidez, múltiplas punções, uso de anticoagulantes, anormalidades vasculares intracranianas e atrofia cerebral. Em 15 casos, não foi citado qualquer fator contribuinte. Quatro em 35 pacientes (11,4% ficaram com sequelas neurológicas e 4/35 (11,4% morreram. CONCLUSÕES: A presença de qualquer um desses sinais ou sintomas mencionados serve de alerta para a possibilidade de ocorrer hematoma subdural intracraniano como complicação da punção dural, principalmente naqueles pacientes que apresentaram CPPD por mais de uma semana, quando uma investigação por neuroimagem se faz necessária.

  19. Pola Kejadian Hematoma Subdural Pada Bayi Yang dirawat di Ruang Rawat Intensif Anak Rumah Sakit Dr. Hasan Sadikin

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    Enny Harliany Alwi

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Subdural hematoma (SDH is a common condition in infancy and young children with a poor prognostic. The more studies related SDH with nonaccidental injury. With the aim to identify the characteristics of SDH in infants below 1 year, a retrospective study of infants below 1 year diagnosed as subdural hematoma who were admitted to PICU Hasan Sadikin General Hospital from Januari 2000 to Desember 2003 has been conducted. Infants less than 1 month and SDH developed after neurosurgery intervention were excluded. Fourteen infants met the inclusion criteria's, consisted of 5 (36% girls and 9 (64% boys, most of them were on 1 month of age (57%. Anemia was found on all cases, thrombocyte normal except in 1 case thrombocytopenia (53,000/mm3. PT prolonged in 9 (100% cases and PTT in 5 (56% from 9 cases. Bilirubin total/direct elevated in 4 (80% from 5 cases, SGOT/SGPT elevated in 5 (83% from 6 cases. From 11 cases, 9 (82% cases were IgG anti-CMV positive and 6 (55% cases were IgM anti CMV positive. Conclusions, SDH can be caused by various etiologies, thus a comprehensive examinations to exclude child abuse are needed. The role of CMV infection should be considered as one of SDH etiology.

  20. CYP2C9FNx013 polymorphism presenting as lethal subdural hematoma with low-dose warfarin

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    Niteen D Karnik

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    Full Text Available Warfarin is the most common and cheap oral anticoagulant currently used in clinical practice. A high inter-individual variation is seen in the response to warfarin. Recently, pharmacogenetics has gained importance in managing patients on warfarin, both in predicting the optimum required dose as well as in decreasing the risk of bleeding. This case report is a description of a 49-year-old patient who had a lethal subdural hematoma with low-dose warfarin. He was subsequently found to have CYP2C9 gene polymorphism (FNx011/FNx013. This case report stresses the importance of pre-prescription assessment of genetic analysis for those initiated on warfarin.

  1. Chronic subdural empyema and cranial vault osteomyelitis due to Salmonella paratyphi A

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    Bhooshan P

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Intracranial infections, especially subdural empyema, due to salmonella are rare. Subdural empyema caused by Salmonella paratyphi A has been documented only once earlier in the literature. Hence, we report a case of subdural empyema and osteomyelitis of cranial vault due to S. paratyphi A. A 42- year-old male presented with headache and purulent discharge from right parietal burr hole wound site. Patient gave a history of head injury two years ago. He underwent burr hole evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma, excision of outer membrane and right parietal craniectomy. The cultures grew S. paratyphi A. Recovery was uneventful following surgical intervention and antibiotic therapy.

  2. Clinical features, treatment and outcome of the acute subdural hematoma in JNTDB. Comparison between Project 1998 and Project 2004

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    The purpose of this study was clarify the clinical features, a change of the therapy and the effect, connection with the outcome of acute subdural hematoma registered on the Japan Neurotrauma Data Bank (JNTDB) presented in 1998 and 2004. Among those, 421 cases in P1998 and 380 cases in P2004 aged more than 6 years who presented with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) 8 or less on admission and with acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) on CT findings were retrospectively analyzed. As for the age distribution, two peaks were seen in young aged 16-20 years and old aged 61-65 years. The ratio of the ASDH case in young cases (45 years) decreased compared with P1998. A ratio of traffic accidents decreased, and a ratio of the injury by the fall increased. Surgical treatment was performed to 63.2% (P2004), 65.1% (P1998), and was performed both projects most together by a 46-65 year-old case. Hematoma evacuation group increased to 21.1% from 14.5%, and a burr hole opening decreased to 17.1% (P2004) from 22.3% (P1998). The temperature management was performed to 41.2% (P2004), 20.5% (P1998), especially the younger cases (45 years) in P2004, the temperature management was performed to 56.2%. The overall mortality is 67.7% (P1998), and 54.5% (P2004). The mortality of the temperature management cases was decreased, but the favorable outcome group does not increase. In younger cases (45 years), the favorable outcome group improved to 47.1% (P2004) from 33.3% (P1998) in the hypothermia group, and improved to 45.5% (P2004) from 30.0% (P1998) in the normothermia group. Temperature management after surgical treatment was more common, used to 57.5% (P2004) and 29.2% (P1998). The rate of favorable outcome group tends to increase in the hypothermia and normothermia group with craniotomy, but the mortality was not seen in the difference with the no temperature management group. For the case that used temperature management with a burr hole opening, the effect was not clear. An outcome tends to be good for the case that used temperature management together with craniotomy and will require the accumulation of the further case in future. (author)

  3. Spontaneous development of bilateral subdural hematomas in an infant with benign infantile hydrocephalus: color Doppler assessment of vessels traversing extra-axial spaces

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    Amodio, John; Spektor, Vadim; Pramanik, Bidyut; Rivera, Rafael; Pinkney, Lynne; Fefferman, Nancy [New York University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, New York, NY (United States)

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    We present an infant with macrocrania, who initially demonstrated prominent extra-axial fluid collections on sonography of the brain, compatible with benign infantile hydrocephalus (BIH). Because of increasing macrocrania, a follow-up sonogram of the brain was performed; it revealed progressive enlargement of the extra-axial spaces, which now had echogenic debris. Color Doppler US showed bridging veins traversing these extra-axial spaces, so it was initially thought that these spaces were subarachnoid in nature (positive cortical vein sign). However, an arachnoid membrane was identified superior to the cortex, and there was compression of true cortical vessels beneath this dural membrane. An MRI of the brain showed the extra-axial spaces to represent bilateral subdural hematomas. The pathogenesis of spontaneous development of the subdural hematomas, in the setting of BIH, is discussed. We also emphasize that visualizing traversing bridging veins through extra-axial spaces does not necessarily imply that these spaces are subarachnoid in origin. (orig.)

  4. A prospective randomised study to compare the utility and outcomes of subdural and subperiosteal drains for the treatment of chronic subdural haematoma.

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    Kaliaperumal, Chandrasekaran

    2012-11-01

    The usage of a drain following evacuation of a chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) is known to reduce recurrence. In this study we aim to compare the clinical outcomes and recurrence rate of utilising two different types of drains (subperiosteal and subdural drain) following drainage of a CSDH.

  5. Chronic spinal epidural hematoma in hemophilia A in a child

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    A case of chronic spinal epidural hematoma in a thirteen-year-old male, subsequently found to have hemophilia A is reported. Following myelography, surgery was undertaken with clotting factor replacement with relief of cord compression. The patient made an uneventful recovery. (orig.)

  6. Recurrence of chronic subdural haematomata with and without post-operative drainage

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    Carlsen, Jakob G; Cortnum, SØren

    2011-01-01

    Chronic subdural haematoma is a common disease causing morbidity and mortality. Recurrence after surgical treatment is common, varying from 5% to 30% of cases. Several methods for reducing recurrence have been advocated. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of post-operative subdural drainage. Three hundred forty-four patients were included in a retrospective study. Treatment was performed by burr hole irrigation. Groups were separated into those with post-operative drainage compared to those without. Recurrence occurred in 14% in the drained group, significantly less than 26% in the undrained group (p=0.011). There were no differences in the complication rates. Post-operative drainage reduces recurrence of chronic subdural haematoma without increasing the complication rate. These results support those reported in several other studies. We recommend the use of post-operative subdural drainage.

  7. Management of Chronic Subdural Haematoma in a Case of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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    Patnaik, Ashis; Mishra, Sudhansu S.; Senapati, Satya B.; Pattajoshi, Acharya S.

    2012-01-01

    Intracranial hemorrhage is a rare devastating complication of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), mostly presenting as intraparenchymal or subarachnoid haemorrhage. Isolated chronic subdural haematoma (SDH) is still very rare and the optimal management is unsettled. Spontaneous resolution of chronic SDH in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is possible. We report a case of spontaneous chronic SDH in a patient with ITP with hemiparesis where the haematoma significantly decreased in size with complete resolution of hemiparesis as a result of platelet transfusions and continuing therapy with steroids. Surgical treatment of subdural haematoma with consequent bleeding complications can be avoided in this scenario. PMID:23741595

  8. Subacute subdural hematoma in a 45-year-old woman with no significant past medical history after a roller coaster ride.

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    Williams, Kim A; Kouloumberis, Pelagia; Engelhard, Herbert H

    2009-05-01

    Amusement park ride injuries have been newsworthy events for many years. The multitude and severity of these injuries has been reported many times over the past 20 years and includes spinal cord and vertebral injuries, subarachnoid hemorrhage, internal and vertebral artery dissections, and even a few cases of subdural hematoma (SDH). There has also been as many theories to explain these injuries as there have been injuries themselves including how G forces and rotational acceleration can cause both neuroparenchymal and neurovascular injury. PMID:19555640

  9. Subdural tension pneumocephalus following surgery.

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    Monajati, A; Cotanch, W W

    1982-10-01

    A clinical computed tomographic (CT) study of six patients, two with tension and four with benign postoperative subdural pneumocephalus, was done coupled with a data analysis of the literature. The mass effect of a tension subdural pneumatoma was demonstrable as shift in the midline structures when the air was unilateral, whereas an asymptomatic pneumocephalus showed no actual mass effect. Inspection of the digital lateral scout view studies usually provides a rough estimate of the magnitude of a pneumatoma; the volume of the air could be computed on the axial transverse CT scans. In a preliminary in vivo volume estimation, the subdural air measured more than 65 cm3 for the two symptomatic patients and less than 20 cm3 for the asymptomatic ones. Of 21 reported cases of postsurgical tension pneumocephalus, 18 (86%) had the pneumatoma in the subdural space. The predisposing neurosurgical conditions to tension pneumatoma included: (a) a preexisting open cerebrospinal fluid drainage device; (b) surgery on the posterior fossa in the sitting position; and (c) chronic subdural hematoma. PMID:7142505

  10. Shunt site chronic calcified extradural hematoma: An avoidable complication.

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    Mishra, Sudhansu Sekhar; Satapathy, Mani Charan; Senapati, Satya Bhusan

    2014-05-01

    Extradural hematoma (EDH) after ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt procedure is a rare, dangerous but easily avoidable and manageable complication. It is more common in children and young adults presumably due to relatively lax adhesion of dura to calvarium. We report a case of an 18-year-old male with acqueductal stenosis who underwent VP shunt procedure. Three months later, a computed tomography (CT) scan was done for the complaints of intractable headache and altered sensorium which showed chronic calcified EDH near shunt site. The ventricular catheter was in position and the ventricles were decompressed. After surgical decompression of EDH his symptoms improved. We discuss the factors leading to formation of EDH, with stress on proper technique to prevent or minimize such an avoidable complication. PMID:25250078

  11. Hematoma subgaleal crónico en un lactante: Presentación de un caso / Chronic subgaleal hematoma in a child: Case report

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    J.M., Santín-Amo; M., Gelabert-González; J.M., Villa-Fernández; D., Castro-Bouzas; R., Serramito-García; A., García-Allut.

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    Full Text Available Los hematomas subgaleales neonatales son colecciones sanguinolentas, localizadas entre la galea y el tejido conectivo epicraneal; con frecuencia son infradiagnosticados, y en la mayoría de las ocasiones guardan relación con determinados procedimientos obstétricos como el uso de fórceps o ventosa. En [...] general tienen poco volumen y suelen solucionarse espontáneamente. Ocasionalmente pueden alcanzar gran tamaño y ponen en riesgo la vida del recién nacido; excepcionalmente tienden a la cronificación siendo necesario para su tratamiento emplear procedimientos quirúrgicos. Exponemos el caso de una paciente menor de un año de edad que presenta un hematoma subgaleal secundario a parto asistido con ventosa y que precisó tratamiento quirúrgico. Abstract in english Neonatal subgaleal hematomas are under-diagnosed collections of blood beneath the galea, often caused by certain obstetric procedures such as use of forceps or vacuum. They generally have low volume and often resolve spontaneously. Occasionally, they can achieve a large volume and may endanger the l [...] ive of the affected newborns. Rarely, they become chronic and exceptionally they may require surgical treatment. We report the case of a child under one year of age who was referred to our department because of a subgaleal hematoma secondary to vacuum-assisted delivery that required surgical treatment.

  12. A comparison of head dynamic response and brain tissue stress and strain using accident reconstructions for concussion, concussion with persistent postconcussive symptoms, and subdural hematoma.

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    Oeur, R Anna; Karton, Clara; Post, Andrew; Rousseau, Philippe; Hoshizaki, T Blaine; Marshall, Shawn; Brien, Susan E; Smith, Aynsley; Cusimano, Michael D; Gilchrist, Michael D

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    OBJECT Concussions typically resolve within several days, but in a few cases the symptoms last for a month or longer and are termed persistent postconcussive symptoms (PPCS). These persisting symptoms may also be associated with more serious brain trauma similar to subdural hematoma (SDH). The objective of this study was to investigate the head dynamic and brain tissue responses of injury reconstructions resulting in concussion, PPCS, and SDH. METHODS Reconstruction cases were obtained from sports medicine clinics and hospitals. All subjects received a direct blow to the head resulting in symptoms. Those symptoms that resolved in 9 days or fewer were defined as concussions (n = 3). Those with symptoms lasting longer than 18 months were defined as PPCS (n = 3), and 3 patients presented with SDHs (n = 3). A Hybrid III headform was used in reconstruction to obtain linear and rotational accelerations of the head. These dynamic response data were then input into the University College Dublin Brain Trauma Model to calculate maximum principal strain and von Mises stress. A Kruskal-Wallis test followed by Tukey post hoc tests were used to compare head dynamic and brain tissue responses between injury groups. Statistical significance was set at p nature of the injury provides important information for developing strategies for injury prevention. PMID:25909574

  13. Subdural tuberculous abscess of the lumbar spine in a patient with chronic low back pain

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    Miki? Dragan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Despite modern imaging methods, tuberculous abscess in the subdural space of the spine can lead to misdiagnosis and to neurogical complications development, even more up to paraplegia. We presented an extremely rare case of subdural tuberculous abscess of the lumbar (L spine and paraparesis in imunocompetent a 49-year-old patient. Case report. A patient with chronic L syndrome and a history of intervertebral (IV disc L3 and L5 operations got severe back pain late in July 2007. At the same time the patient had a purulent collection in the left knee, and was treated with high doses of corticosteroids and antibiotics. Then, the patient got a high fever, the amplification of pain in the L spine and the development of paraparesis. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 108 mm/1 h, Creactive protein 106.0 mg/L, white blood cell (WBC 38.4 x 09/L with a left turn. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI of the spine was registered expansive formation in the spinal canal, from the level of the IV disc L2 to the mid-L4 vertebral body. This finding is a “spoke” in favor of the extrusion and sequestration of IV disc L3 with the cranial and caudal migration. The patient underwent an emergency neurosurgical operation. The diagnosis of subdural staphylococcal abscess of L spine was made. According to the antibiogram antibiotic therapy was applied but without effect on the course of the disease. Control MRI of the L spine showed spondylodiscitis L3/L4, abscess collection in the spinal canal and paravertebral muscle abscess. Late in September 2007 the patient underwent needle biopsy of the L3 vertebral body guided by computed tomography and the acid-fast bacilli (AFB were found. Tuberculostatics were introduced in the therapy. Two years later the patient was without significant personal difficulties, and with normal clinical, laboratory and morphological findings. Conclusion. Subdural tuberculous abscess of the spine is extremely rare manifestation of spine tuberculosis. The exact and early diagnosis and adequate treatment of atypical form of spine tuberculosis are key factors of good prognosis.

  14. Acute subdural hematoma and diffuse axonal injury in fatal road traffic accident victims: a clinico-pathological study of 15 patients Hematoma subdural agudo e lesão axonal difusa em vítimas fatais de acidente de trânsito: estudo clínico-patológico de 15 pacientes

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Although acute subdural hematoma (ASDH and diffuse axonal injury (DAI are commonly associated in victims of head injury due to road traffic accidents, there are only two clinico-pathological studies of this association. We report a clinical and pathological study of 15 patients with ASDH associated with DAI. METHOD: The patients were victims of road traffic accidents and were randomly chosen. The state of consciousness on hospital admission was evaluated by the Glasgow coma scale. For the identification of axons the histological sections of the brain were stained with anti-neurofilament proteins. RESULTS: Twelve of the 15 patients were admitted to hospital in a state of coma; in three patients, the level of consciousness was not evaluated, as they died before hospital admission. CONCLUSION: The poorer prognosis in patients with ASDH who lapse into coma immediately after sustaining a head injury, as described by several authors, can be explained by the almost constant association between ASDH and DAI in victims of fatal road traffic accidents.OBJETIVO: Embora o hematoma subdural agudo (HSDA e a lesão axonal difusa (LAD estejam frequentemente associados em vítimas de trauma crânio-encefálico causado por acidentes de trânsito, há somente dois estudos clínico-patológicos sobre esta associação. Relatamos o estudo clínico-patológico de 15 pacientes com HSDA associado com LAD. MÉTODO: Os pacientes, vítimas de acidentes de trânsito, foram selecionados aleatoriamente. O estado de consciência à admissão hospitalar foi avaliado pela escala de coma de Glasgow. Para a identificação dos axônios, os cortes histológicos do cérebro foram corados com antisoro anti-proteínas do neurofilamento. RESULTADOS: Doze dos 15 pacientes foram admitidos no hospital em estado de coma; em três pacientes, o nível de consciência não foi avaliado, pois eles faleceram antes da admissão hospitalar. CONCLUSÃO: O pior prognóstico em pacientes com HSDA que apresentam coma imediatamente após serem admitidos por trauma crânio-encefálico, como descrito por vários autores, pode ser explicado pela quase que constante associação entre HSDA e LAD em vítimas fatais de acidentes de trânsito.

  15. Shunt site chronic calcified extradural hematoma: An avoidable complication

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    Extradural hematoma (EDH) after ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt procedure is a rare, dangerous but easily avoidable and manageable complication. It is more common in children and young adults presumably due to relatively lax adhesion of dura to calvarium. We report a case of an 18-year-old male with acqueductal stenosis who underwent VP shunt procedure. Three months later, a computed tomography (CT) scan was done for the complaints of intractable headache and altered sensorium which showed ch...

  16. Differentiation of subdural effusions

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    Although X-ray computerized tomography facilitates the diagnosis of intracranial disorders, differentiation of the lesions like extracerebral effusions is often unsatisfactory. Epidural and acute subdural haematoma shown as hyperdensity in CT requires an emergency neurosurgical operation, so that differentiation of these hyperdense effusions may not be required. But the discrimination of the effusions shown as hypodensity in CT (chronic subdural haematoma, subdural hygroma, subdural empyema as well as arachnoid cysts) is urgent because of the different treatment of these effusions. The clinical differentiation is hampered by unspecific neurologic symptoms and the lack of adequate laboratory tests. Some aspects facilitating the diagnostic decision are presented. Recent magnetic resonance (MR) studies promise further progress in differentiating between subdural effusions. (orig.)

  17. Chronic Expanding Hematoma of the Adrenal Gland Mimicking a Hemangioma: A Case Report

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    Lee, Hyun Jung; Kim, Min Jeong; Ha, Hong Il; Lee, In Jae; Lee, Kwan Seop; Seo, Jin Won [Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang (Korea, Republic of); Yeo, Seung Gu [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan (Korea, Republic of)

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    We report a rare case of unilateral chronic expanding hematoma in the left adrenal gland, mimicking a hemangioma on multiphase computed tomography (CT). On CT, the mass showed several enhancing foci of irregular and frond-like shape in the periphery at the hepatic arterial phase and gradual fill-in pattern at the portal venous phase, which was similar with the enhancement pattern of hemangioma.

  18. No association between seniority of surgeon and postoperative recurrence of chronic subdural haematoma.

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    Phang, I; Sivakumaran, R; Papadopoulos, M C

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    Introduction Neurosurgical trainees should achieve competency in chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) drainage at an early stage in training. The effect of surgeon seniority on recurrence following surgical drainage of CSDH was examined. Methods All CSDH cases performed at St George's Hospital in London between March 2009 and March 2012 were analysed. Recurrence was defined as clinical deterioration with computed tomography evidence of CSDH requiring reoperation within six months. The following risk factors were considered: seniority of primary and supervising surgeons, timing of surgery (working hours, outside working hours), patient related factors (age, antiplatelets, warfarin) and operative factors (general vs local anaesthesia, burr holes vs craniotomy, drain use). For recurrent cases, we examined the distance of the cranial opening from the thickest part of the CSDH. Results A total of 239 patients (median age: 79 years, range: 33-98 years) had 275 CSDH drainage operations. The overall recurrence rate was 13.1%. The median time between the initial procedure and reoperation was 16 days (range: 1-161 days). The only statistically significant risk factor for recurrence was antiplatelets (odds ratio: 2.62, 95% confidence interval: 1.13-6.10, poperation and use of drains were not significant risk factors. In 26% of recurrent CSDH cases, the burr holes or craniotomy flaps were placed with borderline accuracy. Conclusions CSDH drainage is a suitable case for neurosurgical trainees to perform without increasing the chance of recurrence. PMID:26492904

  19. Subperiosteal hematoma of the iliac bone: imaging features of acute and chronic stages with emphasis on pathophysiology

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    Guillin, Raphael [Rennes University Hospital, Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Rennes Cedex 2 (France); Moser, Thomas [Montreal University Hospital, Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Montreal (Canada); Koob, Meriam [Strasbourg University Hospital, Department of Pediatric Imaging, Strasbourg (France); Khoury, Viviane [Mc Gill University Health center, Department of Radiology, Montreal (Canada); Chapuis, Madeleine [Rennes University Hospital, Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Rennes (France); Ropars, Mickael [Rennes University Hospital, Department of orthopedic surgery, Rennes (France); Cardinal, Etienne [Radiologie Laennec, Montreal (Canada)

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    The goal of this work is to describe the radiological appearance and clinical presentation of subperiosteal iliac hematoma and present a review of the literature. We retrospectively reviewed the radiological and clinical files of 19 patients (age range: 12-75; mean: 47) who presented with acute or chronic subperiosteal iliac hematomas. Imaging findings and relevant clinical information were recorded. A thorough literature search was performed to find additional cases of this rare condition. Three young patients presented with acute subperiosteal iliac hematoma following a fall. Clinical presentation was characterized by pain and gait disturbance presumed to result from crural nerve compression. Unilateral or bilateral lenticular hematomas deep in the iliacus muscle were demonstrated by CT for all patients while MRI was also available for two of them. In 16 asymptomatic patients, chronic ossified subperiosteal iliac hematomas were incidentally detected by CT. Progressive ossification of acute hematoma was demonstrated at follow-up in two patients. Subperiosteal iliac hematoma is rare but has typical imaging findings that may present acutely in adolescents or chronically in asymptomatic adults. (orig.)

  20. Subdural empyema, retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal space abscess: Unusual complications of chronic otitis media

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    Erdevi?ki Ljiljana

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Otitic complications arise from expansion of the middle ear infection. Subdural empyema is a rare otitic complication, and both retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscesses have been described in just a few cases. Case report. A 30-year-old male was, admitted as an emergency case because of breathing difficulties, secretion from the ear, and fever. Clinical examination had shown a purulent, fetid secretion from the ear, swelling on the roof of epipharynx, left tonsil pushed medialy, immobile epiglottis, reduced breathing space. Computed tomography revealed thick hypodense content filling cavity, mastoid entering the posterior cranial fossa, descending down throw the parapharyngeal space to the mesopharynx. On the roof and posterior wall of the epipharynx hypodense collection was also present. Tracheotomy was conducted, and incision of the parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal abscess and radical tympanomastoidectomy were performed. The patient’s state deteriorated on the tenth postoperative day with hemiparesis and consciousness disorder. Magnetic resonance imaging was done. It showed subdural empyema of the left frontoparietal region and next to the falx, so craniotomy and abscess drainage were conducted. Conclusion. Parapharyngeal, retropharyngeal abscess and subdural empyema are rare otitic complications. Adequate antibiotic therapy and radical surgical treatment make possible an outcome with survival.

  1. Epidural and subdural stimulation.

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    Tronnier, V; Rasche, D

    2013-01-01

    Cortical stimulation, either transcranial or by means of electrodes implanted epidurally or subdurally, is used increasingly to treat neuropsychiatric diseases. In cases where transcranial stimulation gives only short-term success, implanted electrodes can yield results that are similar but long-term. Epidural stimulation is used widely to treat chronic neuropathic pain, whereas newer fields are in movement disorders, tinnitus, depression, and functional rehabilitation after stroke. For epidural stimulation, computational models explain the geometry of stimulation parameters (anodal, cathodal, and bifocal) and are used for targeting to yield the best clinical results. Nevertheless, the role of the cerebrospinal fluid layer also has to be taken into consideration. Subdural or intrasulcal stimulation allows a more focused stimulation with lower current intensities. This advantage, however, is counterbalanced by a higher complication rate with regard to epileptic seizures, subdural or intracerebral hemorrhages, and wound infections. PMID:24112907

  2. Hematoma espinal / Spinal hematoma

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    Antonio Javier, García Medina; Grecia María, Giniebra Marín; Juan Carlos, Bermejo Sánchez.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El hematoma epidural espinal es un hallazgo poco frecuente en la práctica médica. Se presenta un caso de una paciente portadora en la región dorsal, donde su forma de presentación también se consideró muy inhabitual y confusa; esta debutó con un dolor precordial con irradiación del brazo izquierdo, [...] la espalda y el estómago, instaurándose después una mielitis transversa dorsal. Se presenta el resultado de la resonancia magnética nuclear dorsal, con consideraciones diagnósticas de los diferentes tipos de hematomas espinales. Se realizó una laminectomía desde D3 a D6 y se evacuó un extenso hematoma epidural desde D1 a D8. Abstract in english Epidural spinal hematoma is an infrequent finding in medical practice. A case of a female patient suffering from a pain in the dorsal region, with its way of presentation was also considered as an unusual and confuse occurrence; it started with precordial pain irradiating left arm, back and stomach, [...] establishing a dorsal transverse myelitis. The result of a nuclear magnetic resonance is presented with diagnostic considerations of different types of spinal hematomas. A laminectomy from D3 to D6 was performed and a large epidural hematoma from D1 to D8 was evacuated.

  3. Proposal for a prospective multi-centre audit of chronic subdural haematoma management in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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    Coulter, Ian C; Kolias, Angelos G; Marcus, Hani J; Ahmed, Aminul I; Alli, Saira; Al-Mahfoudh, Rafid; Borg, Anouk; Cowie, Christopher J A; Hill, Ciaran S; Joannides, Alexis J; Jones, Timothy L; Kailaya-Vasan, Ahilan; Livermore, James L; Narayanamurthy, Harsha; Ngoga, Desire; Shapey, Jonathan; Tarnaris, Andrew; Gregson, Barbara A; Gray, William P; Nelson, Richard J; Hutchinson, Peter J; Brennan, Paul M

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    BACKGROUND. Chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) is a common condition that increases in incidence with rising age. Evacuation of a CSDH is one of the commonest neurosurgical procedures; however the optimal peri-operative management, surgical technique, post-operative care and the role of adjuvant therapies remain controversial. AIM. We propose a prospective multi-centre audit in order to establish current practices, outcomes and national benchmarks for future studies. METHODS. Neurosurgical units (NSU) in the United Kingdom and Ireland will be invited to enrol patients to this audit. All adult patients aged 16 years and over with a primary or recurrent CSDH will be eligible for inclusion. OUTCOME MEASURES AND ANALYSIS. The proposed outcome measures are (1) clinical recurrence requiring re-operation within 60 days; (2) modified Rankin scale (mRS) score at discharge from NSU; (3) morbidity and mortality in the NSU; (4) destination at discharge from NSU and (5) length of stay in the NSU. Audit standards have been derived from published systematic reviews and a recent randomised trial. The proposed standards are clinical recurrence rate < 20%; unfavourable mRS (4-6) at discharge from NSU < 30%; mortality rate in NSU < 5%; morbidity rate in NSU < 10%. Data will be submitted directly into a secure online database and analysed by the study's management group. CONCLUSIONS. The audit will determine the contemporary management and outcomes of patients with CSDH in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It will inform national guidelines, clinical practice and future studies in order to improve the outcome of patients with CSDH. PMID:24053314

  4. Subdural haemorrhage following endoscopic third ventriculostomy. A rare complication.

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    Kamel, M H

    2012-02-03

    Subdural collections or hematomas are frequently observed after shunt placement [7-9, 13], but rarely after ETV [6]. A review of literature revealed 7 cases [1, 5, 6, 10, 12], of which only 1 was symptomatic [5]. We will discuss the causes, management, and methods of prevention of this complication and we will present a case of symptomatic subdural haematoma, following endoscopic third ventriculostomy for illustration.

  5. Suprarrenal hematoma Hematoma suprarrenal

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    Full Text Available Neonatal asymptomatic suprarrenal hemorrhage is relatively frequent; sometimes it is detected only after resolution when a calcification is found; symptomatic forms are rare; most times hemorrhage and hematoma are due to an obstetric trauma and are related to macrosomia, breech presentation, maternal diabetes and neonatal hypoxia. Clinical picture is characterized by abdominal mass and anemia; diagnosis is confirmed by imagenology. Two patients with suprarrenal hematoma from the University Hospital at Cartagena, Colombia, are presented. Both were related with traumatic delivery and cephalohematoma; one of them had oral and gastric bleeding and the othersuffered hematoma infection; diagnosis was done with abdominal ecography and CAT. Both patients recovered with medical treatment. La hemorragia suprarrenal asintomática del neonato es relativamente frecuente y muchas veces se detecta como una calcificación local después de que se resuelve el hematoma. La forma sintomática es rara y, a menudo, se debe a un trauma obstétrico relacionado con la macrosomía fetal, la presentación podálica, la diabetes materna o la hipoxia perinatal. Las manifestaciones clínicas son, principalmente, una masa abdominal y anemia importante; el diagnóstico se confirma con la imaginología. Se presentan dos casos de hematoma suprarrenal derecho tratados en el Hospital Universitario de Cartagena, ambos relacionados con un parto traumático y acompañados de cefalohematomas; uno de ellos presentó sangrado gastrointestinal alto y el otro infección del hematoma suprarrenal. El diagnóstico se comprobó con la ecografía abdominal y se verificó con la tomografía. El tratamiento fue médico y no se requirió cirugía a pesar de la anemia severa que presentó uno de los pacientes.

  6. Acute enlargement of subdural hygroma due to subdural hemorrhage in a victim of child abuse.

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    Inoue, Hiromasa; Hyodoh, Hideki; Watanabe, Satoshi; Okazaki, Shunichiro; Mizuo, Keisuke

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    An 11-month-old female baby was found dead by her mother. Cranial postmortem CT prior to the forensic autopsy showed dilatation of bilateral extra-axial spaces and ventricles. The autopsy revealed a new linear fracture of the left parietal bone and occipital bone, and a healed linear fracture of the right parietal bone and occipital bone like a mirror image of the left one as well. Intracranially, 230ml of subdural fluid were collected, which was mixed with blood. There was a fresh hemorrhage around a bridging vein of the left parietal lobe and the dura mater. Moreover, the outer side of the cerebrum and the inner side of the dura mater were covered by a thin membrane, which mater might have been previously formed because of being positive for Fe-staining and anti-CD68 antibody. A subdural hematoma might have been developed when the right side of the skull was previously fractured, which was transformed into a subdural hygroma. Subsequently, it is likely that, after the left side fracture of the skull occurred, the subdural hygroma rapidly enlarged due to hemorrhaging from the bridging vein, which resulted in intracranial hypertension, because microbleeding was detected in the brain stem. Accordingly, we diagnosed the cause and manner of death as intracranial hypertension due to subdural hemorrhage in subdural hygroma, and homicide, including child abuse, respectively. PMID:25457269

  7. Percutaneous drainage of a postoperative intraspinal hematoma using a Tuohy needle

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    A 78-year-old man developed a large subdural hematoma extending from T12 to L3 levels following L3 laminectomy and L3-5 posterior spinal fusion. He had associated neurological signs and symptoms. MR imaging showed typical signal characteristics of a subacute intraspinal subdural hematoma. Percutaneous drainage was successfully performed under CT guidance by inserting a Tuohy needle through the L3 laminectomy defect. The catheter packaged with the Tuohy needle was inserted cranially into the hematoma and 30 ml of blood was aspirated. Follow-up MR imaging confirmed resolution of the hematoma and the patient made a rapid recovery. (orig.)

  8. Subdural abscess in infant and child

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    Two cases of subdural abscess in infant and child treated with irrigation via burr holes were reported. The first case was a 1.4-year-old boy with right hemiparesis and mental retardation since severe head trauma at 9 months old. The patient with manifested with an acute onset of high fever followed by disturbance of consciousness and convulsive seizures 2.5 months prior to admission to our department. During admission in the other hospital, the diagnosis of septicemia caused by E. coli was made by blood cultures when CT scan demonstrated a huge lentiform low density area over the right hemisphere and contralateral crescent low density area. The low density area on the right side was well circumscribed by high density rim which was enhanced by contrast medium. Under the diagnosis of bilateral subdural abscess secondary to septicemia caused by E. coli, irrigation of the purulent cavity was carried out. The contralateral low density area was found to be chronic subdural effusion. The second case of 3-month-old infant who complained of high fever, neck stiffness, unconsciousness and right hemiconvulsions 8 days prior to admission. CT scan showed bilateral crescent low density areas indicating subdural effusion. Subdural punctures performed via the fontanelle revealed pus in the left subdural space and xanthocromic fluid in the right side. The low density area on CT scan was changed to the lentiform high density area circumscribed smooth high density rim during the course of the patient. The subdural abscess was treated with irrigation via burr holes. In this report, the etiology of the subdural abscess and route of infection in addition to follow up study of CT findings were presented with the literature. (author)

  9. Spinal subdural metastasis

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    A case of metastasis to the thoracic spinal subdural space is reported. Metrizamide myelography showed narrowing of the upper thoracic subarachnoid space. A tumor in the spinal subdural space is unusual; only a few cases have been reported. The myelographic appearance is not specific; and epidural metastasis can produce the same myelographic picture. (orig.)

  10. Kalsifiye kronik subdural hematom

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    Mustafa ARAS; ALTA?, Murat; Yilmaz, Atilla; Yurdal SERARSLAN; URFALI, Boran; Yilmaz, Nebi

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    Kalsifiye kronik subdural hematom nadir kar??la??lan bir hastal?kt?r. Bu durum, geçirilmi? travmalara veya yetersiz cerrahi giri?imlere ikincil olarak geli?ebilir. Etiyolojisi halen net olarak anla??lamad???ndan tedavi ?ekli konusunda ihtilaflar mevcuttur. Bu makalede, kalsifiye kronik subdural hematomlu, 27 ya??nda erkek hasta sunuldu. Hastan?n 5 y?l önce trafik kazas? sonras? ba?ka bir merkezde ameliyat geçirme öyküsü vard?. Nöbet geçirme, ba? a?r?s? ve ba? dönmesi ?ikâyeti ile ba?vurdu. Nö...

  11. Idiopathic Hypertrophic Cranial Pachymeningitis Misdiagnosed as Acute Subtentorial Hematoma

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    A case of idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHCP) misdiagnosed as an acute subdural hematoma is reported. A 37-year-old male patient presented with headache following head trauma 2 weeks earlier. Computerized tomography showed a diffuse high-density lesion along the left tentorium and falx cerebri. Initial chest X-rays revealed a small mass in the right upper lobe with right lower pleural thickening, which suggested lung cancer, such as an adenoma or mediastinal metastasis. Dur...

  12. A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage

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    Full Text Available Spinal (subarachnoid anesthesia (SA is a widely used general-purpose anesthesia. Postdural Puncture Headaches (PDPHs represent one of the principal complications of spinal anesthesia. A 21-year-old man underwent inguinal herniorrhaphy and orchiectomy using spinal anesthesia. Postoperatively, our patient started to have a headache with nausea. The patient received symptomatic therapy, but the severe headache persisted even in the supine position, with his vital signs and neurological examination being normal. Cranial MRI showed a bilateral subdural hematoma from his frontal to temporal region. A postdural puncture headache is a frequent complication after spinal anesthesia. However, serious complications, such as an intracranial subdural hemorrhage, can rarely occur. [Arch Clin Exp Surg 2015; 4(1.000: 54-56

  13. Rotura de quiste aracnoideo tras traumatismo craneoencefálico leve: Exposición de un caso y revisión de la literatura / Traumatic rupture of arachnoid cyst resulting in acute subdural haematoma: Case report and literature review

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    F., Moreno Cantero; MP., Suárez Mier; L., Abad Ortiz.

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    Full Text Available La presencia de un hematoma subdural (HSD) en personas ancianas no constituye un hallazgo inusual, aunque puede ser objeto de complejas consideraciones medicolegales cuando se produce el fallecimiento tras un traumatismo leve reciente. Presentamos el caso de una mujer adulta añosa (87 años) que es a [...] sistida en un servicio de urgencia hospitalario tras sufrir traumatismo craneoencefálico (TCE) por caída en una residencia de la tercera edad, al presentar deterioro progresivo del nivel de conciencia y anisocoria transcurridas varias horas desde el trauma. Se practica tomografía axial computerizada (TAC) craneal sin contraste donde se aprecian lesiones compatibles con HSD crónico con resangrado. El estudio neuropatológico pone de manifiesto la existencia de un HSD agudo sobre quiste aracnoideo roto, hipertensión intracraneal, enclavamiento y hemorragias compatibles con daño axonal difuso grado III. Abstract in english The presence of a subdural hematoma (SDH) in aging people is not uncommon, although it can be the cause of complex medicolegal deliberations when death occurs after a recent head trauma. We present the case of an old woman (87 years old) who is attended in a hospital emergency service after sufferin [...] g a fall with closed head injury, because of progressive stupor and anisocoria several hours later. A chronic SDH with new hemorrhage was diagnosed in a cranial computerized tomography (CT) without contrast. The neuropathological examination showed an acute SDH, arachnoid cyst elements, raised intracraneal pressure lesions with Duret hemorrhage and hemorrhages characteristic of grade III diffuse axonal injury.

  14. Epidural hematomas of posterior fossa

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    Full Text Available Background. Posterior fossa epidural hematomas represent 7-14% of all traumatic intracranial epidural hematomas. They are most frequently encountered posttraumatic mass lesions in the posterior fossa. The aim of this study was to identify clinical features that could lead to the early diagnosis of posterior fossa epidural hematoma. Methods. Between 1980 and 2002, 28 patients with epidural hematoma of the posterior fossa were operated on at the Institute for Neurosurgery, Belgrade. Clinical course neuroradiological investigations, and the results of surgical treatment of the patients with posterior fossa epidural hematomas were analyzed retrospectively. Results. Almost two thirds of patients were younger than 16 years of age. In 20 cases injury was caused by a fall, in 6 cases by a traffic accident, and in 2 by the assault. Clinical course was subacute or chronic in two thirds of the patients. On the admission Glasgow Coma Scale was 7 or less in 9 injured, 8-14 in 14 injured, and 15 in 5 injured patients. Linear fracture of the occipital bone was radiographically evident in 19 patients, but was intraoperatively encountered in all the patients except for a 4-year old child. In 25 patients the diagnosis was established by computer assisted tomography (CAT and in 3 by vertebral angiography. All the patients were operated on via suboccipital craniotomy. Four injured patients who were preoperatively comatose were with lethal outcome. Postoperatively, 24 patients were with sufficient neurologic recovery. Conclusion. Posterior fossa epidural hematoma should be suspected in cases of occipital injury, consciousness disturbances, and occipital bone fracture. In such cases urgent CAT-scan is recommended. Early recognition early diagnosis, and prompt treatment are crucial for good neurological recovery after surgery.

  15. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis presenting as subdural haematoma

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    The authors report a 39-year-old woman who presented with intermittent, excruciating nuchal and occipital headache. Magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography scans showed bilateral subdural haematomas with veno-occlusive disease of the superficial and deep venous systems. There were bridging collaterals with scalp veins, bleeds from which could explain the subdural haematoma. There was acute on chronic veno-occlusive disease with an acute rise in intracranial pressure and a bleed from the vein of Galen Copyright (2005) Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd

  16. Acute subdural empyema

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    The patient, a 19-year-old male, began suffering from severe headache, vomiting, and high fever. Two days later the patient was admitted in a semicomatose state and with left hemiplegia. Nuchal rigidity and choked disc were not noticed. WBC count was 12,500/mm3. CT scan disclosed marked swelling of the right cerebral hemisphere with midline shift. Except for a small lucent space in the parafalcial region, no extracerebral collection was noted in either pre- or post-contrast scans. Plain craniograms showed clouding of the left frontal, ethmoidal, and sphenoidal sinuses. Carotid angiography revealed prolongation of the circulation time and stenosis of the supraclinoidal portion of the right carotid artery. Right fronto-parietal decompressive craniectomy was performed. Subdural empyema was found and evacuated. Curettage and drainage of the empyema in the paranasal sinuses were also done. A bone defect 4 mm in diameter was detected on the medial-upper wall of the left frontal sinus. The causative organism was confirmed as ?-Streptococcus. Both systemic and local antibiotics were administered and the patient recovered well and was discharged without any neurological deficit. The authors emphasized that cerebral angiography is necessary for its accurate diagnosis of subdural empyema in its acute stage and that emergency intracranial and rhino-otological operations should be concomitantly performed. (author)

  17. Craneotomía limitada para el tratamiento de los hematomas traumáticos agudos en el adulto mayor / Limited craniotomy as treatment of acute traumatic hematoma in the elderly

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    Gretel, Mosquera Betancourt; Ariel, Varela Hernández; Denis, Suárez Monné; Yanmara, Bethartes Sotomayor.

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: el tratamiento quirúrgico de los hematomas yuxtadurales traumáticos en el adulto mayor es un tema complejo y controversial por la elevada mortalidad que lo acompaña. Objetivo: presentar los resultados preliminares de la aplicación de la craneotomía limitada para la evacuación de los hema [...] tomas yuxtadurales traumáticos agudos en el adulto mayor. Método: estudio descriptivo de los resultados del tratamiento quirúrgico de los hematomas yuxtadurales traumáticos agudos en 19 pacientes con 60 años y más, atendidos por el Servicio de Neurocirugía del Hospital Universitario Manuel Ascunce Domenech, en el período de enero de 2008 a diciembre de 2010. Resultados: en 17 pacientes la Tomografía Axial Computarizada de cráneo mostró la presencia de hematomas subdurales agudos hemisféricos. El 58.8 % de los pacientes con hematoma subdural agudo y el 100 % con hematomas intracerebrales fallecieron. Se realizaron 18 craneotomías limitadas, logró sobrevivir el 39 % de los pacientes. Conclusiones: la realización de la craneotomía limitada para la evacuación de este tipo de lesiones primarias, en esta serie, mostró resultados alentadores, poco menos de la mitad de los pacientes lograron sobrevivir con buen pronóstico por lo que se considera es una opción terapéutica a tener en cuenta pendiente de evaluar sus resultados en futuras investigaciones. Abstract in english The surgical treatment of traumatic hematomas in the elderly is a complex and controversial topic due to its associated high mortality rate. Objective: the purpose of this article is to present the preliminary findings on the use of limited craniotomy for the evacuation acute juxtadural traumatic he [...] matomas in the elderly. Method: a descriptive study on the surgical treatment results of acute juxtadural traumatic hematomas was conducted involving 19 elderly patients of 60 years and over treated in the Neurosurgical service at the University Hospital “Manuel Ascunce Domenech” from January 2008 to December 2010. Results: CAT scan results revealed the presence of acute hemispheric subdural hematomas in 17 patients. The 58,8 % of patients diagnosed with acute subdural hematoma as well as the 100 % of those with intracerebral hematomas died. Eighteen limited craniotomies were performed with a 39 % survival rate. Conclusion: this research reveals promising preliminary results for limited craniotomy as the treatment of choice for these primary lesions, owing to the fact that close to 40 % of patients who had this treatment survived with good prognosis what is considered as a therapeutic option pending to assess its results in future research.

  18. Spinal epidural hematoma

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    Spinal epidural hematoma is an accumulation of blood in the potential space between the dura and bone. On unenhanced computed tomography epidural hemorrhage appears as a high-density spinal canal mass with variable cord compression. Magnetic resonance imaging is the modality of choice for evaluating spinal epidural hematoma and can demonstrate the extent of the hematoma and degree of cord compression. When treated surgically the outcome depends on the extent of preoperative neurological deficits and on the operative timing interval. (orig.)

  19. Hematoma traumático del psoas

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    Roberto, Rocco; Laura, Benedetti; Cecilia, Pannocchia; Horacio, Miscione.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Los hematomas del psoas se suelen observar en pacientes con hemofilia u otras discrasias sanguíneas y como complicación de tratamientos anticoagulantes. Con menor frecuencia se pueden ver en personas sanas, debido a la rotura traumática del músculo. Por similares causas se producen hematomas del mús [...] culo ilíaco. La parálisis del nervio femoral es la complicación más grave y frecuente de ambas afecciones. Es habitual denominar a estos cuadros como hematomas del iliopsoas y considerarlos en conjunto por las características anatómicas, etiológicas, patológicas y clínicas que presentan. Describimos el caso de un niño de 12 años y 8 meses de edad, sin coagulopatía conocida, que padeció un hematoma del psoas de origen traumático. Abstract in english Psoas hematomas are usually seen in patients with hemophilia or other blood dyscrasias, and as a complication of anticoagulant treatments. With less frequency they may be found in healthy persons as a result of traumatic muscle rupture. Similar causes produce hematomas in the iliac muscle. The paral [...] ysis of the femoral nerve is the most serious and frequent complication in both conditions. These clinical pictures are often referred to as iliopsoas hematoma and they are generally considered together owing to the anatomic, etiologic, pathologic and clinical features that present. We describe a boy of 12 years and 8 month old, with no coagulopathy, who suffered a psoas hematoma of traumatic origin.

  20. Computed tomographic evolution of post-traumatic subdural hygroma in young adults

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    Masuzawa, T.; Sato, F.; Kumagai, M.

    1984-05-01

    The authors report on two cases of post-traumatic subdural hygroma that were encountered in young adults. Serial computed tomograms were taken immediately following trauma and for more than 4 weeks thereafter. In the case of a 28-year-old man with a skull fracture, an initial CT scan revealed a thin crescentic subdural collection in the right frontal area. A successive CT scan on the 36th postoperative day revealed developed subdural hygroma, and the CSF-like fluid was surgically evacuated. In the second case, involving an 18-year-old man, a very thin bifrontal subdural collection was found on the initial CT scan, and on the 15th post-traumatic day CT scan demonstrated a bifrontal subdural hygroma. No surgical treatment was carried out, and the follow-up CT scan on the 29th post-traumatic day demonstrated no change in size. The two young patients were slightly symptomatic during the period involved, and the repeat unenchanced CT scans showed subdural lesions of less than brain density, even in the chronic stage.

  1. Computed tomographic evolution of post-traumatic subdural hygroma in young adults

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    The authors report on two cases of post-traumatic subdural hygroma that were encountered in young adults. Serial computed tomograms were taken immediately following trauma and for more than 4 weeks thereafter. In the case of a 28-year-old man with a skull fracture, an initial CT scan revealed a thin crescentic subdural collection in the right frontal area. A successive CT scan on the 36th postoperative day revealed developed subdural hygroma, and the CSF-like fluid was surgically evacuated. In the second case, involving an 18-year-old man, a very thin bifrontal subdural collection was found on the initial CT scan, and on the 15th post-traumatic day CT scan demonstrated a bifrontal subdural hygroma. No surgical treatment was carried out, and the follow-up CT scan on the 29th post-traumatic day demonstrated no change in size. The two young patients were slightly symptomatic during the period involved, and the repeat unenchanced CT scans showed subdural lesions of less than brain density, even in the chronic stage. (orig.)

  2. Hematoma intramural esofágico

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    Julián D Martínez M

    Full Text Available El hematoma intramural esofágico es una patología poco frecuente, que puede ser ocasionada por barotrauma de la pared esofágica secundaria a náuseas, vómitos, por cuerpos extraños, por manipulación endoscópica o por condiciones predisponentes como la terapia anticoagulante. En muchos pacientes no existen estos antecedentes y entonces se denomina “espontáneo”. Informamos nueve casos atendidos en nuestra institución.Intramural esophagic hematoma is a rare pathology, which could be caused by barotrauma secondary to nausea, vomiting, foreign bodies, endoscopy, or predisponent conditions such as anticoagulant therapy. In many patients there are not such antecedents so the condition is named “spontaneous”. We report nine cases seen in our institution.

  3. Hematoma intramural esofágico

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    Julián D, Martínez M; Mario H, Rey T; Juan C, Marulanda G; Martín A, Garzón O; Juan C, Molano V.

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    Full Text Available El hematoma intramural esofágico es una patología poco frecuente, que puede ser ocasionada por barotrauma de la pared esofágica secundaria a náuseas, vómitos, por cuerpos extraños, por manipulación endoscópica o por condiciones predisponentes como la terapia anticoagulante. En muchos pacientes no ex [...] isten estos antecedentes y entonces se denomina “espontáneo”. Informamos nueve casos atendidos en nuestra institución. Abstract in english Intramural esophagic hematoma is a rare pathology, which could be caused by barotrauma secondary to nausea, vomiting, foreign bodies, endoscopy, or predisponent conditions such as anticoagulant therapy. In many patients there are not such antecedents so the condition is named “spontaneous”. We repor [...] t nine cases seen in our institution.

  4. Akinetic mutism and parkinsonism due to subdural and intraventricular tension pneumocephalus.

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    Lütjens, Götz; Capelle, H Holger; Krauss, Joachim K

    2013-12-01

    Pneumocephalus may occur after intracranial surgery and is most often asymptomatic. It is usually associated with posterior fossa surgery. Here, we present a 56-year-old man who developed akinetic mutism and parkinsonism caused by subdural and intraventricular tension pneumocephalus associated with decompression of a chronic subdural hygroma. As an emergency treatment, air was exchanged with saline via the drainage, which then was removed and a subduro-peritoneal shunt was implanted. The condition described here requires immediate attention and appropriate treatment. PMID:23322598

  5. Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Hematoma

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    Monib, Sherif; Ritchie, Andrew; Thabet, Ezzuldin

    2011-01-01

    Idiopathic retroperitoneal hematoma is a rare, but potentially life threatening cause of an acute surgical abdomen. Initially diagnosis may be overlooked, leading to unnecessary exploration, which may have implications for prognosis of the patient. An enhanced Computer Tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen is the principle method of diagnosis. However, as in our case, laparoscopic management of the acute abdomen can play a vital role in this group of patients. Importantly, early diagnosis and v...

  6. Recidiva de empiema subdural postquirúrgico / Postoperative recurrence of subdural empyema

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    Y., Romero-Pizarro; M., Muñoz-Algarra; C., Fernández-Mateos; I., Sánchez-Romero.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso de recidiva de infección postquirúrgica en forma de empiema subdural por Proprionibacterium acnes tras un primer empiema drenado en el que no se llegó al diagnóstico microbiológico. P acnes es un microorganismo gram positivo, anaerobio, que forma parte de la flora saprófita de la [...] piel y de otras zonas del organismo. Sin embargo puede producir infecciones, entre otras localizaciones, en el sistema nervioso central (SNC), especialmente infecciones postquirúrgicas en las que puede llegar a ser el segundo germen en frecuencia después de Staphylococcus aureus. Es de crecimiento lento y suele crecer mejor en medios anaeróbicos líquidos. Suele ser resistente al metronidazol y sensible a penicilinas. En las infecciones postquirúrgicas del sistema nervioso central hay que tener en cuenta la posibilidad de este microorganismo, procesar las muestras de forma adecuada y mantenernos en contacto con el Servicio de Microbiología. Abstract in english We present a case of recurrent subdural post-surgical empyema by Proprionibacterium acnes after a first drained empyema in which no microbiological diagnosis was reached. P. acnes is a gram-positive anaerobic organism which is part of the saprophytic flora of the skin and others parts of the body. H [...] owever, it can cause infections, as in the central nervous system, especially post-surgical infections in which can be the second more frequent organism after Staphylococcus aureus. P. acnes grows slowly and shows better growth in liquid anaerobic media. It is usually resistant to metronidazol and sensitive to penicillin. In postoperative central nervous system infections we must take into account the possibility of this organism, process the sample properly and keep touch with the Microbiology Department.

  7. Acute subdural effusion in vasculitis

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    Raghavendra Seetharam

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a 29-year-old man with a unique presentation of vasculitis as acute unilateral subdural effusion and meningoencephalitis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a brainstem lesion that spread to the thalamus over time. There were no systemic features of vasculitis other than a positive pathergy test. Histopathological examination from the pathergy site showed neutrophilic infiltrate and leucocytoclastic vasculitis. The condition was steroid responsive and he remained in remission at two years? follow-up. The anatomy of the brainstem lesion, absence of other inflammatory and infective conditions on evaluation suggests a vasculitic pathology either as primary central nervous system angiitis or as neurological presentation of systemic vasculitis like Beh?et?s disease although the international diagnostic criteria for Beh?et?s were not fulfilled.

  8. A Lethal Complication of Endoscopic Therapy: Duodenal Intramural Hematoma

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    Calhan, Turan; Kahraman, Resul; Soyda?, Bar??; Tosun, Ali; Cebeci, Egemen

    2015-01-01

    Duodenal intramural hematoma (DIH) usually occurs in childhood and young adults following blunt abdominal trauma. It may also develop in the presence of coagulation disorders and may rarely be an iatrogenic outcome of endoscopic procedures. Management of DIH is usually a conservative approach. A case of intramural duodenal hematoma that developed following endoscopic epinephrine sclerotherapy and/or argon plasma coagulation and that was nonresponsive to conservative therapy in a patient with chronic renal failure who died from sepsis is being discussed in this report. Clinicians should be aware of such possible complications after endoscopic hemostasis in patients with coagulation disorders. PMID:26697240

  9. Prevention of Hematomas and Seromas

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    Bullocks, Jamal; Basu, C Bob; Hsu, Patrick; Singer, Robert

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    Hematoma and seroma formation in surgical wounds has negative effects on wound healing and subsequent morbidity to patients. This is of particular pertinence in cosmetic procedures in which the patient has chosen to undergo surgery electively. Over the past several decades there has been considerable interest in the use of ancillary techniques to assist in closing wounds and achieving hemostasis to prevent hematoma and seroma formation. These techniques include application of tissue sealants ...

  10. Coleção subdural na criança: fisiopatologia e tratamento Subdural effusions in children: pathophysiology and treatment

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    Sebastião Gusmão

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Nove crianças portadoras de coleção subdural (CSD foram tratadas por meio de derivação subduro-peritoneal. Todas foram submetidas a controle com tomografia computadorizada do encéfalo. O tamanho da coleção subdural foi avaliado por medida de sua área no corte tomográfico por meio de morfologia quantitativa com planímetro. Ocorreu regressão completa ou quase completa da CSD em oito pacientes. Os resultados funcionais foram excelentes em quatro pacientes, bons em três e maus em dois. Foi feita uma revisão da fisiopatologia e do tratamento da CSD na criança.Nine children harboring subdural effusions were treated by subduro peritoneal shunt. These patients were followed-up by CT scans. The area of the subdural effusions was measured by quantitative morphology with a planimeter. With the surgical treatment, the subdural effusion disappeared completely or near completely in 8 patients. The patient's functional state were excellent in 4, good in 3 and bad in 2 in the postoperative follow-up. We aldo reviewed the literature as far as the pathophysiology and the treatment of the subdural effusions are concerned.

  11. [Treatment measures in traumatic extracerebral hemorrhage. Management of epi-/subdural hemorrhage and prognosis].

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    Antoniadis, G; Richter, H P

    1993-11-01

    Surgical therapy for intracranial extracerebral haemorrhages is one of the oldest surgical techniques. The low mortality and morbidity in recent years have come about through of the emergency service, modern neurosurgical techniques, widespread use of the CT scanner, and adequate intensive care. The treatment target in the case of head injuries is to provide the optimal milieu for recovery from the primary injury and to prevent secondary damage to the brain. Acute subdural haematomas (SDH) are the most frequent traumatic lesion. The outcome is related more to the degree of associated brain damage than to the subdural clot itself. Once the stability of vital functions has been assured to prevent intracranial hypertension, a craniotomy to remove the haematoma must follow immediately. Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is mandatory after evacuation of the clot. Results of the preliminary analysis of the Traumatic Coma Data Bank (TCDB) show a 50% mortality rate after operative treatment of subdural haematomas. Chronic SDH is a different entity in terms of manifestations, time course and outcome. Twist drill evacuation of the fluid (= chronic haematoma) in local anaesthesia is now accepted as the treatment of choice. An extradural haematoma is a potentially lethal lesion with a mortality rate of 5%. Emergency surgical intervention is appropriate before neurological signs appear. PMID:8284679

  12. Optimal management of hemophilic arthropathy and hematomas

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Sébastien Lobet,1,2 Cedric Hermans,1 Catherine Lambert1 1Hemostasis-Thrombosis Unit, Division of Hematology, 2Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium Abstract: Hemophilia is a hematological disorder characterized by a partial or complete deficiency of clotting factor VIII or IX. Its bleeding complications primarily affect the musculoskeletal system. Hemarthrosis is a major hemophilia-related complication, responsible for a particularly debilitating chronic arthropathy, in the long term. In addition to clotting factor concentrates, usually prescribed by the hematologist, managing acute hemarthrosis and chronic arthropathy requires a close collaboration between the orthopedic surgeon and physiotherapist. This collaboration, comprising a coagulation and musculoskeletal specialist, is key to effectively preventing hemarthrosis, managing acute joint bleeding episodes, assessing joint function, and actively treating chronic arthropathy. This paper reviews, from a practical point of view, the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of hemarthrosis and chronic hemophilia-induced arthropathy for hematologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physiotherapists. Keywords: hemophilia, arthropathy, hemarthrosis, hematoma, physiotherapy, target joint

  13. Subdural haematoma in an adult due to hypernatraemia.

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    Satpathy, P K; Diggikar, P M; Chahal, Harmandeep Singh; Kakrani, A L; Rupnar, Preeti B

    2014-04-01

    Neurological manifestations are quite common in hypernatraemia but subdural haematoma due to hypernatraemia is very rare in adult population. We report a case of 50 year old female patient who presented with acute acalculus cholecystitis who subsequently developed persistent hypernatraemia with multiple subdural haematomas and patient died. Patient died because of persistently raised intracranial tension, before she could be taken up for surgical evacuation of subdural haematoma. PMID:25327040

  14. Acquired Factor XI Inhibitor Presenting as Spontaneous Bilateral Subdural Hematoma in an Elderly Patient

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    Natale Vazzana; Luca Scarti; Chiara Beltrame; Antonella Picchi; Gianni Taccetti; Alberto Fortini

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    Development of autoantibodies against coagulation factors is an uncommon bleeding disorder associated with cancer, autoimmune conditions, pregnancy, or no apparent disease. Spontaneous FVIII inhibitors are the most frequently encountered; those against FXI have been only anecdotally reported. We report a case of acquired FXI inhibitor presenting as fatal intracranial spontaneous bleeding in an elderly patient with history of cancer and previous transfusions. Few cases of acquired FXI inhibito...

  15. Subdural haematoma in a patient with immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

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    Meena A; Murthy J

    1999-01-01

    A patient with bilateral subdural haematomas in association with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is documented. She was managed successfully with platelet rich plasma and immunosuppressive therapy with steroids.

  16. Microwave Hematoma Detector for the Rapid Assessment of Head Injuries

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    Hadded, W.; Chang, J.; Rosenbury, T.; Dallum, G.; Welsch, P.; Scott, D.; Duarte, D.; Acevedo-Bolton, V.

    2000-02-11

    A non-invasive microwave device for the detection of epi/subdural hemorrhaging (hematoma) is under current development. The final device will be highly portable and allow real time assessment of head injuries, thereby satisfying early detection needs of the field technician as well as providing a tool for repetitious monitoring of high-risk individuals. The device will adopt the advanced technology of micropower impulse radar (MIR) which is a state of the art low cost ultra wide band (UWB) microwave radar developed here at LLNL. It will consist of a MIR transmitting and receiving module, a computer based signal processing module, and a device-to-patient signal coupling module--the UWB antenna. The prototype design is being guided by the needs of the patient and the practitioner along with the prerequisites of the technology including issues such as the specificity of the device, efficacy of diagnosis, accuracy, robustness, and patient comfort. The prototype development follows a concurrent approach which .includes experiments designed to evaluate requirements of the radar and antenna design, phantom development to facilitate laboratory investigations, and investigation into the limits of adapting pre-existing non-medical MIR devices to medical applications. This report will present the accomplishments and project highlights to date in the fiscal year 1999. Future project projections will also be discussed.

  17. Is human fracture hematoma inherently angiogenic?

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    Street, J

    2012-02-03

    This study attempts to explain the cellular events characterizing the changes seen in the medullary callus adjacent to the interfragmentary hematoma during the early stages of fracture healing. It also shows that human fracture hematoma contains the angiogenic cytokine vascular endothelial growth factor and has the inherent capability to induce angiogenesis and thus promote revascularization during bone repair. Patients undergoing emergency surgery for isolated bony injury were studied. Raised circulating levels of vascular endothelial growth factor were seen in all injured patients, whereas the fracture hematoma contained significantly higher levels of vascular endothelial growth factor than did plasma from these injured patients. However, incubation of endothelial cells in fracture hematoma supernatant significantly inhibited the in vitro angiogenic parameters of endothelial cell proliferation and microtubule formation. These phenomena are dependent on a local biochemical milieu that does not support cytokinesis. The hematoma potassium concentration is cytotoxic to endothelial cells and osteoblasts. Subcutaneous transplantation of the fracture hematoma into a murine wound model resulted in new blood vessel formation after hematoma resorption. This angiogenic effect is mediated by the significant concentrations of vascular endothelial growth factor found in the hematoma. This study identifies an angiogenic cytokine involved in human fracture healing and shows that fracture hematoma is inherently angiogenic. The differences between the in vitro and in vivo findings may explain the phenomenon of interfragmentary hematoma organization and resorption that precedes fracture revascularization.

  18. Bilateral subdural haematoma demonstrated at scintigraphy of the brain

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    Bilateral subdural haematoma is not a rare disorder, but only a few cases diagnosed at brain scintigraphy have been reported. Bilateral subdural haematoma was demonstrated at scintigraphy in a 66-year-old man. Subsequent computerized-tomography scanning of the brain also demonstrated the lesion. After bilateral burr-hole aspiration, the patient made a good recovery. (orig.)

  19. Tuberculous brain abscess and subdural empyema in an immunocompetent child: Significance of AFB staining in aspirated pus

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    B Vijayakumar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Tuberculous brain abscess and subdural empyema are extremely rare manifestations of central nervous system tuberculosis. Here, we report a case of an 11-year-old immunocompetent child who developed temporal lobe abscess and subdural empyema following chronic otitis media. A right temporal craniotomy was performed and the abscess was excised. The Ziehl Nielsen staining of the aspirated pus from the temporal lobe abscess yielded acid fast bacilli. Prompt administration of antituberculous treatment resulted in complete recovery of the child. Even though the subdural abscess was not drained, we presume that to be of tubercular aetiology. Ours is probably the first case of brain abscess and subdural empyema due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis reported in the same child. This case is being reported because of its rarity and to stress the importance of routine staining for tubercle bacilli in all cases of brain abscess, especially in endemic areas, as it is difficult to differentiate tuberculous from pyogenic abscess clinically as well as histopathologically.

  20. Spontaneous idiopathic spinal epidural hematoma: two different presentations of the same disease / Hematoma epidural espinal espontáneo: dos diferentes presentaciones clínicas de la misma enfermedad / Hematoma epidural espinhal espontâneo: duas diferentes apresentações da mesma doença

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    Asdrúbal, Falavigna; Orlando, Righesso; Alisson Roberto, Teles; Thiago, Hoesker.

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    Full Text Available Os autores relatam dois casos de hematoma epidural espinhal espontâneo com diferentes apresentações clínicas e sua revisão da literatura. O primeiro paciente apresentava sinais e sintomas de compressão medular cervical, necessitando de laminectomia de urgência, enquanto no segundo paciente, que era [...] crônico, havia sintomatologia de lombociatalgia por compressão nervosa de evolução de cinco meses e com diagnóstico radiológico de cisto facetário. A intervenção cirúrgica precoce é o tratamento de escolha para os hematomas epidurais espinhais espontâneos. Os hematomas epidurais espinhais espontâneos, conforme a localização na coluna vertebral, diferem na apresentação clínica e no manejo. Na região lombar, o diagnóstico diferencial deve ser feito com patologias degenerativas. Abstract in spanish Fueron relatados dos casos de hematoma epidural espinal espontáneo con diferentes presentaciones clínicas sin factores precipitantes, y fue hecha una breve revisión de la literatura. Nuestro caso 1 tuvo un desarrollo agudo y mostró señales progresivas en la columna cervical que determinaron una lami [...] nectomía descompresiva de emergencia. Por otro lado, el segundo paciente, crónico, fue operado casi cinco meses después de los síntomas iniciales y el diagnóstico radiológico fue de un gran quiste sinovial. La intervención quirúrgica temprana es el tratamiento de elección para hematomas espontáneos epidurales espinales. El tratamiento quirúrgico representa la forma más común de terapia para todos los tipos de presentaciones clínicas. Debemos considerar que el tratamiento conservador (o no) sea más común en casos de presentación leve, principalmente en pacientes con hematoma espinal crónico. Para realizar un diagnóstico diferencial, los cirujanos deben recordar que los hematomas epidurales espinales espontáneos pueden tener distintas presentaciones clínicas según su ubicación. Abstract in english We report two cases of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma with different clinical presentations without precipitating factors and a brief review of the literature. Our case first developed acute and had progressive cervical spinal cord signs that determined emergency decompressive laminectomy. On [...] the other hand, the second patient, who was chronic, was operated almost five months after the initial symptoms and the radiological diagnosis was a large facet cyst. Early surgical intervention is the chosen treatment for spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas. Spinal surgeons should bear in mind that spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas may have different clinical presentations according to their location in order to perform a differential diagnosis.

  1. Spontaneous idiopathic spinal epidural hematoma: two different presentations of the same disease Hematoma epidural espinal espontáneo: dos diferentes presentaciones clínicas de la misma enfermedad Hematoma epidural espinhal espontâneo: duas diferentes apresentações da mesma doença

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    Asdrúbal Falavigna

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    Full Text Available We report two cases of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma with different clinical presentations without precipitating factors and a brief review of the literature. Our case first developed acute and had progressive cervical spinal cord signs that determined emergency decompressive laminectomy. On the other hand, the second patient, who was chronic, was operated almost five months after the initial symptoms and the radiological diagnosis was a large facet cyst. Early surgical intervention is the chosen treatment for spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas. Spinal surgeons should bear in mind that spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas may have different clinical presentations according to their location in order to perform a differential diagnosis.Fueron relatados dos casos de hematoma epidural espinal espontáneo con diferentes presentaciones clínicas sin factores precipitantes, y fue hecha una breve revisión de la literatura. Nuestro caso 1 tuvo un desarrollo agudo y mostró señales progresivas en la columna cervical que determinaron una laminectomía descompresiva de emergencia. Por otro lado, el segundo paciente, crónico, fue operado casi cinco meses después de los síntomas iniciales y el diagnóstico radiológico fue de un gran quiste sinovial. La intervención quirúrgica temprana es el tratamiento de elección para hematomas espontáneos epidurales espinales. El tratamiento quirúrgico representa la forma más común de terapia para todos los tipos de presentaciones clínicas. Debemos considerar que el tratamiento conservador (o no sea más común en casos de presentación leve, principalmente en pacientes con hematoma espinal crónico. Para realizar un diagnóstico diferencial, los cirujanos deben recordar que los hematomas epidurales espinales espontáneos pueden tener distintas presentaciones clínicas según su ubicación.Os autores relatam dois casos de hematoma epidural espinhal espontâneo com diferentes apresentações clínicas e sua revisão da literatura. O primeiro paciente apresentava sinais e sintomas de compressão medular cervical, necessitando de laminectomia de urgência, enquanto no segundo paciente, que era crônico, havia sintomatologia de lombociatalgia por compressão nervosa de evolução de cinco meses e com diagnóstico radiológico de cisto facetário. A intervenção cirúrgica precoce é o tratamento de escolha para os hematomas epidurais espinhais espontâneos. Os hematomas epidurais espinhais espontâneos, conforme a localização na coluna vertebral, diferem na apresentação clínica e no manejo. Na região lombar, o diagnóstico diferencial deve ser feito com patologias degenerativas.

  2. [Subgaleal hematoma in 2 neonates].

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    Boumahni, B; Ghazouani, J; Bey, K J; Carbonnier, M; Staquet, P

    2010-10-01

    Subgaleal hematoma in the newborn infant is rare, occurs early, and often bears serious consequences. We report on 2 subacute cases of bruising of the scalp that occurred following the use of a suction cup. Emergency treatment consisted of a transfusion of packed red blood cells and fresh frozen plasma. Children born by use of vacuum extractor or forceps require careful monitoring by the nursing staff throughout their stay in the maternity unit. PMID:20851581

  3. Late unilateral hematoma after breast augmentation

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    Peters, Walter; Fornasier, Victor; HOWARTH, David

    2014-01-01

    Incidence data regarding late hematoma following breast augmentation do not exist, nor has its etiology been elucidated. Hematomas have been reported to develop months to decades after augmentation with various types of implants, even in the absence of trauma. This study reviewed the occurrence of late hematoma in five patients who received smooth, round silicone gel implants in a single-surgeon practice over a 30-year period. All patients presented with progressive enlargement of the involve...

  4. Anestesia subdural após punção peridural: relato de dois casos Anestesia subdural después punción peridural: relato de dos casos Subdural anesthesia after epidural puncture: two case reports

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    Carlos Escobar Vásquez; Tomio Tomita; Antonio Bedin; Renato Almeida Couto de Castro

    2003-01-01

    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Anestesias condutivas peridurais são realizadas amplamente no nosso meio. A anestesia subdural acidental após punção peridural é uma complicação rara. O objetivo deste relato é descrever dois casos de injeção subdural que coincidentemente ocorreram de forma consecutiva realizadas pelo mesmo anestesiologista. RELATO DOS CASOS: Caso 1: Paciente do sexo masculino, 41 anos, estado físico ASA I, a realizar procedimento cirúrgico de retirada de cálculo renal. Optou-se por...

  5. Unoperated giant cerebellar hematoma: Case report

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    Gezen, F.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The treatment of patients with spontaneous intracerebellar hematoma (SIH still remains controversial. Computerized tomography (CT offers early and accurate diagnosis of SIH, the size and location of SIH can be precisely defined. The main prognostic factors affecting the outcome are the clinical state of the patient on admission, the size and localization of the hematoma, compression of brain-stem, and the presence of intraventricular hematoma and hydrocephalus. In this report, a 62 year old female patient with a giant cerebellar hematoma who was treated medically was presented.

  6. Partial achilles tendon rupture presenting with giant hematoma; MRI findings of 4 year follow up.

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    Sarsilmaz, Aysegul; Varer, Makbule; Coskun, Gulten; Apayd?n, Melda; Oyar, Orhan

    2011-12-01

    In the young population, spontaneous rupture of Achilles tendon is very rare. The big hematoma is also rare finding of the Achilles tendon partial rupture. It is usually seen with complete rupture. We presented imaging findings of 4 years follow up of the spontaneous partial rupture of Achilles tendon presenting with giant expanding hematoma and mimicking complete rupture radiologically. We discussed the alterations of tendon signal intensity and result of conservative therapy after partial rupture with big hematoma in the long term. A 29 year-old man, applied with pain and swelling in the retrocalcaneal region of left ankle. He did not have chronic metabolic disease. He was not active in physical activities. X-ray radiograms were normal. At magnetic resonance images (MRI), there was an intratendinous big hematoma, subcutanous fat planes were edematous around tendon. The diagnosis was partial rupture and giant hematoma. Hematoma was drained. The conservative treatment was applied and his complaints disappeared. After treatment, approximately 4 years later, control MRI showed thickened and hypointense tendon in all images. PMID:21856146

  7. Dolor radicular como forma de presentación de un hematoma epidural espontáneo / Radicular pain as way of presentation of a spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma: a case presentation

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    Isael, Olazábal Armas.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: las hemorragias espontáneas dentro del estuche espinal en las edades pediátricas son poco frecuentes. La sangre puede extenderse por el espacio epidural, subdural o intramedular y producir compresión de las estructuras neurales. El espacio epidural es la zona más vulnerable a sufrir el s [...] angrado y dentro de éste su porción posterior. Objetivo: presentar un caso poco frecuente de hematoma epidural espinal cervical espontáneo que debutó con signos radiculares. Caso Clínico: paciente masculino de 14 años de edad con antecedentes de salud que es remitido a la consulta con una historia iniciada siete días antes, caracterizada por: dolor cervical bajo, de moderada intensidad de inicio brusco y que se irradiaba a los dermatomas cervicales 4 a 6 (C4-C6). Al examen físico se pudo constatar dolor al percutir las apófisis espinosas de C4 a C6, hiporreflexia bicipital y reducción de la fuerza en la pinza digital derecha. Se realizó una resonancia magnética nuclear cervical, donde se pudo diagnosticar un hematoma epidural espinal espontáneo que se extendía anteriormente desde C3 a C7. Se decidió el tratamiento médico y el paciente egresó a los doce días libre de manifestaciones clínicas. Conclusiones: la evolución clínica del paciente, el tamaño, la localización del hematoma y tiempo de evolución de la enfermedad son elementos a tener en cuenta a la hora de seleccionar la modalidad del tratamiento, el cual permitirá la reversibilidad de los síntomas y signos neurológicos así como el desarrollo de complicaciones tardías. Abstract in english Background:spontaneous hemorrhages inside the spinal case in pediatric ages are not frequent. The blood may extend over the epidural, subdural or intramedular space, producing compression of neural structures. The epidural space is the most vulnerable area to suffer bleeding and inside of this, its [...] posterior portion. Objective: to present an infrequent case of spontaneous cervical spinal epidural hematoma that started with radicular signs. Clinical case: a 14 years old, masculine patient with health antecedents is remitted to the consulting room with a history initiated seven days before, characterized for: low cervical pain of moderate intensity, of abrupt onset, irradiating to the 4 at 6 cervical dermatomes (C4-C6). To the physical examination was verified pain when striking the C4 to C6, bicipital hyporeflexia and reduction of the force in the right digital forceps. A cervical nuclear magnetic resonance was performed, where a spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma was diagnosed that previously extended from C3 to C7. The medical treatment was decided, the patient was discharged to twelve days, free of clinical manifestations. Conclusions: the patient's clinical evolution, size, localization of the hematoma and the time of evolution of the disease are elements to keep in mind when selecting the modality of the treatment, which will allow the reversibility of symptoms and neurological signs as well as the development of late complications.

  8. Multiple cerebral hematoma and viral encephalitis

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    Zegers de Beyl, D.; Noterman, J.; Martelart, A.; Baleriaux, D.; Flament-Durand, J.

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    A patient with the clinical diagnosis of brain abcess presented with a CT brain scan showing an intracerebral hematoma. Subsequently bilateral spontaneous hyperdense lesions appeared. Autopsy showed the typical findings of viral encephalitis probably due to herpes simplex. It is stressed that the differential diagnosis of intracerebral hematoma includes viral encephalitis in the proper clinical setting.

  9. Hematoma hepático subcapsular por fasciola

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    David, Loja Oropeza; José, Alvizuri Escobedo; Maricela, Vilca Vásquez; Roberto, Avilés Gonzaga; Mario, Sánchez Mercado.

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 22 años de edad, natural de Huaraz con historia de dolor en hipocondrio derecho asociado a náuseas y vómitos que se intensifican tres dias antes de su admisión. Al examen se encuentra disminución del murmullo vesicular en la base del hemitórax derecho. El abdomen [...] es doloroso a la palpación en el epigastrio e hipocondrio derecho. El hígado se palpa a 3 cm debajo del reborde costal; Hemograma con eosinofilia severa. Se aprecia leve colestasis. Ecografía abdominal: Masa hepática heterogénea de 13 cm de diámetro en el lóbulo derecho. Tomografía axial computarizada: Masa subcapsular de 14x8 cm. Gammagrafía: Hígado con área hipocaptadora que muestra ausencia de perfusión al pool vascular. Se somete a laparotomía exploratoria y se encuentra hematoma subcapsular de 800 cc en segmento 6, 7 y 8, el cual se drena. En la evolución persite la eosinofilia y se obtiene Arco 2 positivo para Fasciola. Recibió triclabendazol, actualmente asintomática. Conclusión: La fase invasiva de la fasciolosis humana puede ocasionar hematoma hepático como una complicación rara. La triada de eosinofilia persistente, hepatomegalia dolorosa y fiebre prolongada, orienta a insistir en la búsqueda de fasciolasis en zonas endémicas. Abstract in english The case of a 22 year old woman from Huaraz is presented herein. She suffered from pain at right hypocondrium, associated to nausea and vomits, which intensified three days prior to admission. Upon examining her, a faded gallbladder murmur was found on the base of the right hemithorax. There is pain [...] in the abdomen when touched at the epigastrium and right hypocondrium. The liver is perceived 3 cm beneath the costal edge: White blood count with severe eosinophilia. Mild cholestasis is observed. Abdominal scan: Heterogeneous hepatic mass, with a 13 cm diameter in the right lobe. CAT scan: Subcapsular 14x8 cm mass. Scintiscan: Liver with a low absorption area showing absence of perfusion to the vascular pool. She undergoes an exploratory laparotomy and an 800 cc subcapsular hematoma is found in segment 6, 7 and 8, which is drained. Evolution evidences the persistence of eosinophilia and positive Arc-2 is obtained for Fasciola. She was administered Triclabendazol and is currently asymptomatic. Conclusion: The invasive stage of human fascioliasis may cause hepatic hematoma as a rare complication. The triad of persisting eosinophilia, painful hepatomegalia and prolonged fever leads to insist in the search of fascioliasis in endemic areas.

  10. Intramural duodenal hematoma as a complication of therapy with Warfarin: a case report and literature review

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    We report a case of a patient receiving chronic oral anticoagulant therapy with Warfarin who presented with acute intestinal obstruction. Computed tomography showed intramural duodenal hematoma. Treatment was conservative with correction of the coagulation parameters and observation. This case exemplifies the usefulness of conservative therapy and computed tomography in patients with acute small bowel obstruction receiving anticoagulant therapy. (author)

  11. Subdural haematoma in a patient with immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

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    Meena A

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available A patient with bilateral subdural haematomas in association with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is documented. She was managed successfully with platelet rich plasma and immunosuppressive therapy with steroids.

  12. Anestesia subdural após punção peridural: relato de dois casos

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    Vásquez Carlos Escobar; Tomita Tomio; Bedin Antonio; Castro Renato Almeida Couto de

    2003-01-01

    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Anestesias condutivas peridurais são realizadas amplamente no nosso meio. A anestesia subdural acidental após punção peridural é uma complicação rara. O objetivo deste relato é descrever dois casos de injeção subdural que coincidentemente ocorreram de forma consecutiva realizadas pelo mesmo anestesiologista. RELATO DOS CASOS: Caso 1: Paciente do sexo masculino, 41 anos, estado físico ASA I, a realizar procedimento cirúrgico de retirada de cálculo renal. Optou-se por...

  13. Age determination of soft tissue hematomas.

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    Neumayer, Bernhard; Hassler, Eva; Petrovic, Andreas; Widek, Thomas; Ogris, Kathrin; Scheurer, Eva

    2014-11-01

    In clinical forensic medicine, the estimation of the age of injuries such as externally visible subcutaneous hematomas is important for the reconstruction of violent events, particularly to include or exclude potential suspects. Since the estimation of the time of origin based on external inspection is unreliable, the aim of this study was to use contrast in MRI to develop an easy-to-use model for hematoma age estimation. In a longitudinal study, artificially created subcutaneous hematomas were repetitively imaged using MRI over a period of two weeks. The hemorrhages were created by injecting autologous blood into the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh in 20 healthy volunteers. For MRI, standard commercially available sequences, namely proton-density-weighted, T2 -weighted and inversion recovery sequences, were used. The hematomas' MRI data were analyzed regarding their contrast behavior using the most suitable sequences to derive a model allowing an objective estimation of the age of soft tissue hematomas. The Michelson contrast between hematoma and muscle in the proton-density-weighted sequence showed an exponentially decreasing behavior with a dynamic range of 0.6 and a maximum standard deviation of 0.1. The contrast of the inversion recovery sequences showed increasing characteristics and was hypointense for TI = 200ms and hyperintense for TI =1000ms. These sequences were used to create a contrast model. The cross-validation of the model finally yielded limits of agreement for hematoma age determination (corresponding to ±1.96 SD) of ±38.7h during the first three days and ±54 h for the entire investigation period. The developed model provides lookup tables which allow for the estimation of a hematoma's age given a single contrast measurement applicable by a radiologist or a forensic physician. This is a first step towards an accurate and objective dating method for subcutaneous hematomas, which will be particularly useful in child abuse. PMID:25208978

  14. Hematoma subperiosteal de órbita: relato de caso / Subperiosteal hematoma of the orbit: case report

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    Jacinto Barbosa Lay, Chaves; Marcus Sabry Azar, Batista; Ronie Leo, Piske; Kaile de Araújo, Cunha; Kelson James Silva, Almeida.

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Descrevemos um paciente de 16 anos que após traumatismo crânio-encefálico leve evoluiu com dor ocular, hematoma palpebral unilateral e proptose do olho esquerdo. Tomografia computadorizada de órbitas evidenciou hematoma subperiosteal em órbita esquerda. Foi realizada drenagem cirúrgica da coleção. O [...] hematoma subperiosteal de órbita, apesar de raro, deve ser incluído como etiologia de proptose ocular e seu diagnóstico deve ser precoce a fim de evitar a morbidade associada. Abstract in english We describe a sixteen years old male patient that suffered a craniocerebral trauma and presented at the emergency room, with ocular pain, palpebral hematoma and left eye proptosis. Orbital computed tomography showed left subperiosteal orbital hematoma. A surgical drainage was performed. Subperiostea [...] l hematoma of the orbit is a rare cause of proptosis; its early diagnosis must be made in order to avoid possible complications.

  15. Hematoma subperiosteal de órbita: relato de caso Subperiosteal hematoma of the orbit: case report

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    Jacinto Barbosa Lay Chaves

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Descrevemos um paciente de 16 anos que após traumatismo crânio-encefálico leve evoluiu com dor ocular, hematoma palpebral unilateral e proptose do olho esquerdo. Tomografia computadorizada de órbitas evidenciou hematoma subperiosteal em órbita esquerda. Foi realizada drenagem cirúrgica da coleção. O hematoma subperiosteal de órbita, apesar de raro, deve ser incluído como etiologia de proptose ocular e seu diagnóstico deve ser precoce a fim de evitar a morbidade associada.We describe a sixteen years old male patient that suffered a craniocerebral trauma and presented at the emergency room, with ocular pain, palpebral hematoma and left eye proptosis. Orbital computed tomography showed left subperiosteal orbital hematoma. A surgical drainage was performed. Subperiosteal hematoma of the orbit is a rare cause of proptosis; its early diagnosis must be made in order to avoid possible complications.

  16. Management of simple nail bed lacerations and subungual hematomas in the emergency department.

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    Patel, Lina

    2014-10-01

    Fingertip crush injuries are common hand injuries in children and often are evaluated initially in an emergency department. Nail bed injuries can be classified into subungual hematomas, simple or stellate lacerations, crush injuries, and avulsions. Emergency department physicians with good knowledge of fingertip anatomy can appropriately manage these injuries so as to prevent long-term fingertip deformities and functional deficits. The management of simple nail bed lacerations and subungual hematomas has remained somewhat controversial with much debate surrounding the necessity of removing the nail plate for repair of a nail bed laceration versus trephination alone of a large subungual hematoma. This article will discuss the management and evaluation of simple nail bed injuries by emergency department physicians to prevent chronic nail and fingertip deformities. PMID:25275357

  17. 4 cases of iliopsoas hematoma associated with hemophilia

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    Four patients were diagnosed as having iliopsoas hematoma associated with hemophilia by CT scanning. The site and disappearance of hematoma were observed on CT. It was suggested that hematoma occurs inside the iliacus or posoas muscle in cases of iliopsoas hematoma complicated by hemophilia or coagulation and that it occurs in the pelvic wall of the iliacus muscle in cases of iliopsoas hematoma uncomplicated by coagulation abnormality. (Namekawa, K.)

  18. Hematoma subperiosteal de órbita: relato de caso Subperiosteal hematoma of the orbit: case report

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    Jacinto Barbosa Lay Chaves; Marcus Sabry Azar Batista; Ronie Leo Piske; Kaile de Araújo Cunha; Kelson James Silva de Almeida

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    Descrevemos um paciente de 16 anos que após traumatismo crânio-encefálico leve evoluiu com dor ocular, hematoma palpebral unilateral e proptose do olho esquerdo. Tomografia computadorizada de órbitas evidenciou hematoma subperiosteal em órbita esquerda. Foi realizada drenagem cirúrgica da coleção. O hematoma subperiosteal de órbita, apesar de raro, deve ser incluído como etiologia de proptose ocular e seu diagnóstico deve ser precoce a fim de evitar a morbidade associada.We describe a sixteen...

  19. Delayed extradural hematoma : a case report.

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    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Three patients of delayed extradural hematoma (EDH were seen in the last one year among forty eight consecutively treated cases of EDH. All the three hematomas were evacuated. Awareness of this entity and a high degree of vigilance are strongly recommended to detect such cases. Repeat CT should always be done, especially after decompression by either surgical or medical means, recovery from shock or whenever there is evidence of even minimal bleeding under a skull fracture on initial CT scan.

  20. Clopidogrel-induced spontaneous pectoral hematoma

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    Mehmet Akif Cakar

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    Full Text Available Clopidogrel is an oral antiplatelet agent used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and cerebrovascular disease. Gastrointestinal symptomsincluding nausea, diarrhea and constipation are the common side effects ofthis drug. Serious side effects like intracranial hemorrhage and severe neutropenia were also reported but spontaneous pectoral hematoma due to the clopidogrel has not been reported previously. We present a case of large spontaneous pectoral hematoma during clopidogrel therapy in an elderly woman.

  1. Clopidogrel-induced spontaneous pectoral hematoma

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    Cakar, Mehmet Akif; Kocayigit, Ibrahim; Aydin, Ercan; Demirci, Hakan; Gunduz, Huseyin

    2012-01-01

    Clopidogrel is an oral antiplatelet agent used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and cerebrovascular disease. Gastrointestinal symptomsincluding nausea, diarrhea and constipation are the common side effects ofthis drug. Serious side effects like intracranial hemorrhage and severe neutropenia were also reported but spontaneous pectoral hematoma due to the clopidogrel has not been reported previously. We present a case of large spontaneous pectoral hematoma during clopidogrel therapy in an elderly woman. PMID:23087521

  2. Peri-ictal complexity loss as determined by approximate entropy analysis in the electrocorticogram obtained from chronic subdural recordings in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy Análise por entropia aproximada da perda de complexidade peri-ictal no eletrocorticograma de pacientes com epilepsia refratária com origem no lobo temporal

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    Adhemar Pettri Filho

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available RATIONALE: The development of closed-loop devices suitable for use in the treatment of epileptic patients would very likely rely on the adequate development of paradigms able to forecast the occurrence of seizures. In this paper, we studied the usefulness of approximate enthropy, of a non-linear paradigm, in this patient population. METHODS: We applied approximate entropy (ApEn analysis to study the variability in the complexity of the peri-ictal electrocorticogram (ECoG of patients with refractory epileptic seizures of the temporal lobe origin. Three patients were implanted with chronic subdural grids. The ApEn algorithm measured the complexity of interictal, peri-ictal and ictal phases. We selected one representative channel disclosing interictal activity for each patient and two channels per patient with ictal recordings. RESULTS: In all patients, we found one channel where the interictal activity registered in the ECoG was associated with high complexity and where ApEn was higher than 0.59. But in the other two channels, for each patient that presented interictal/ictal transitions, clinical manifestations of epileptic seizures occurred around 3.5 seconds after the entropy drop, when entropy was below 0.5. In contrast, when entropy was higher than 0.5, clinical manifestation occurred 9.5 seconds after the entropy drop. The 3.5 seconds shorter delay possibly indicates focal activity in the channel analyzed. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that ApEn may be a useful instrument for early detection of epileptic activity. Its application may be indicated for prevention and diagnosis of epileptic seizures.RACIONAL: O desenvolvimento de aparatos retroalimentáveis para o tratamento de pacientes epilépticos dependerá em grande parte do desenvolvimento adequado de paradigmas que possam antever as crises. Neste trabalho, estudamos a utilidade da entropia aproximada (ApEn, um paradigma não-linear, em pacientes portadores de epilepsia. MÉTODOS: Aplicamos a análise de entropia aproximada (ApEn no estudo de variabilidade da complexidade do eletrocorticograma (ECoG de pacientes com epilepsia refratária com origem no lobo temporal. Três pacientes foram implantados com matrizes de eletrodos subdurais. O algoritmo ApEn mediu a complexidade das fases interictal, peri-ictal e ictal. Selecionamos um canal representativo de cada paciente manifestando atividade interictal e dois canais de cada paciente com registro ictal. RESULTADOS: Em cada paciente, encontramos um canal cuja atividade interictal registrada no ECoG foi associada a alta complexidade com ApEn maior que 0.59. Nos outros dois canais, para cada paciente que apresentou transição interictal/ictal, as manifestações clínicas das crises epilépticas ocorreram cerca de 3.5 segundos depois após a queda da entropia abaixo de 0.5. Em comparação, quando a entropia foi maior que 0.5, as manifestações clínicas ocorreram 9,5 segundos após a queda da entropia. A curta latência (3.5 segundos indicou possivelmente o local de início da atividade focal. CONCLUSÕES: Nossos resultados sugerem que ApEn pode ser um instrumento útil na detecção precoce da atividade epiléptica. Sua aplicação pode estar indicada na prevenção ou diagnóstico das crises epilépticas.

  3. Nontraumatic spinal epidural hematomas. MR features

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    Loevblad, K.O. [Dept. of Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Univ. Bern (Switzerland); Baumgartner, R.W. [Dept. of Neurology, Inselspital, Univ. Bern (Switzerland); Zambaz, B.D. [Dept. of Neurosurgery, Inselspital, Univ. Bern (Switzerland); Remonda, L. [Dept. of Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Univ. Bern (Switzerland); Ozdoba, C. [Dept. of Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Univ. Bern (Switzerland); Schroth, G. [Dept. of Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)

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    Purpose: Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a rare clinical entity with a bleak outcome. The aim of our study was to establish the value of MR findings in the diagnosis of nontraumatic SEH. Material and Methods: Seven patients with nontraumatic SEH were examined by MR at 1.5 T. Two patients were under anticoagulation therapy with heparin, and 2 others were taking salicylic acid. One patient had lupus erythematodes with a marked thrombocytopenia. One patient had a spinal arteriovenous malformation. Results: MR imaging permitted the accurate localization of extradural intraspinal expansive lesions which exhibited the characteristic signal intensities of blood. Five patients underwent laminectomy and evacuation of the hematoma. In the acute phase, the hematomas appeared isointense when compared with the spinal cord on T1-weighted images and hyperintense on T2-weighted images. Later the hematomas were hyperintense on T1-weighted images and showed signals identical to those of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on T2-weighted images. Conclusion: MR imaging established the exact diagnosis and localization of SEH in all cases. MR also can provide useful information about the age of the hematomas. (orig.).

  4. Nontraumatic spinal epidural hematomas. MR features

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    Purpose: Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a rare clinical entity with a bleak outcome. The aim of our study was to establish the value of MR findings in the diagnosis of nontraumatic SEH. Material and Methods: Seven patients with nontraumatic SEH were examined by MR at 1.5 T. Two patients were under anticoagulation therapy with heparin, and 2 others were taking salicylic acid. One patient had lupus erythematodes with a marked thrombocytopenia. One patient had a spinal arteriovenous malformation. Results: MR imaging permitted the accurate localization of extradural intraspinal expansive lesions which exhibited the characteristic signal intensities of blood. Five patients underwent laminectomy and evacuation of the hematoma. In the acute phase, the hematomas appeared isointense when compared with the spinal cord on T1-weighted images and hyperintense on T2-weighted images. Later the hematomas were hyperintense on T1-weighted images and showed signals identical to those of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on T2-weighted images. Conclusion: MR imaging established the exact diagnosis and localization of SEH in all cases. MR also can provide useful information about the age of the hematomas. (orig.)

  5. Delayed epidural hematoma after mild head injury

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Traumatic delayed epidural hematoma (DEH can be defined as insignificant or not seen on the initial CT scan performed after a trauma but seen on the subsequent CT scan as a “massive” epidural bleeding. Case report. We presented two cases of traumatic DEH after mild head injury. Both patients were conscious and without neurological deficit on the admission. Initial CT scan did not reveal intracranial hematoma. Repeated CT scan, that was performed after neurological deterioration, revealed epidural hematoma in both cases. The patients were operated with a favorable surgical outcome. Conclusion. Traumatic DEH could occur in the patients with head injuries who were conscious on the admission with a normal initial CT scan finding. Early detection of DEH and an urgent surgical evacuation were essential for a good outcome.

  6. Spinal epidural hematoma; Spinales epidurales Haematom

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    Papanagiotou, P. [Universitaetsklinikum des Saarlandes, Klinik fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Neuroradiologie, Homburg/Saar (Germany)

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    Spinal epidural hematoma is an accumulation of blood in the potential space between the dura and bone. On unenhanced computed tomography epidural hemorrhage appears as a high-density spinal canal mass with variable cord compression. Magnetic resonance imaging is the modality of choice for evaluating spinal epidural hematoma and can demonstrate the extent of the hematoma and degree of cord compression. When treated surgically the outcome depends on the extent of preoperative neurological deficits and on the operative timing interval. (orig.) [German] Das spinale epidurale Haematom ist eine Blutansammlung zwischen Dura und Knochen. Die klinische Praesentation ist aehnlich dem akuten Bandscheibenvorfall, die Symptomatik ist allerdings in der Regel progredient. In der CT stellt sich ein frisches Haematom hyperdens dar. Die MRT ist die Methode der Wahl zur Diagnose spinaler epiduraler Haematome und kann die Ausdehnung sowie auch das Ausmass der Kompression darstellen. Die wichtigste Differenzialdiagnose vom epiduralen Haematom ist das epidurale Empyem. (orig.)

  7. Acute subdural and intratemporal hematoma as a complication of percutaneous compression of the gasserian ganglion for trigeminal neuralgia / Hematoma subdural e intraparenquimatoso agudo como complicación de la compresión percutánea del ganglio de Gasser

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    I., Arrese; R.D., Lobato; J.F., Alén; A., Lagares; P., Miranda.

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente de 68 años de edad con neuralgia esencial del trigémino que fue operado mediante compresión percutanea del ganglio de Gasser y desarrolló una hemorragia intracraneal que resultó fatal. La complicación se relacionó probablemente con el emplazamiento erróneo del cate [...] ter de Fogarty y el inflado del balón fuera del cavum de Meckel. Se analiza la disposición de las estructuras anatómicas susceptibles de sufrir daño mecánico durante este procedimiento quirúrgico y se comentan algunos aspectos técnicos a tener en cuenta para prevenir el desarrollo de complicaciones como la ocurrida en nuestro paciente. Abstract in english The case of a 68 year-old man who developed a fatal intracranial hemorrhagic complication following percutaneous compression of the gasserian ganglion for trigeminal neuralgia is reported. The complication was likely related to improper placement of the Fogarty catheter into the temporal fossa out o [...] f the Mecke1,s cave. The anatomical structures at risk of damage by misplaced needle or catheter and some relevant thecnical details aimed to prevent extratrigeminal complications related with this and other percutaneous trigeminal lesioning procedures are analyzed.

  8. Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy Complicated by Infected Hematoma.

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    O'Sullivan, Robert; Baltes, Emily C; Reid, Duncan; Shi, Veronica; Marcus, Peter

    2015-08-01

    Cornual ectopic pregnancies are rarely encountered in clinical practice. A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, complications include hemorrhage and the presence of persistently elevated serum beta-hCG requiring administration of methotrexate. In this case, we present a patient whose postoperative course was complicated by an infected hematoma that responded to conservative management. PMID:26411177

  9. Concurrent Intracranial and Spinal Subdural Hematoma in a Teenage Athlete: A Case Report of This Rare Entity

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    Treister, Daniel S.; Sara E. Kingston; Gabriel Zada; Manu Singh; Jones, Jesse G. A.; Jena N. Mills; Alexander Lerner; Orest B. Boyko; Meng Law; Anandh Rajamohan; Shiroishi, Mark S.

    2014-01-01

    A 15-year-old male high school football player presented with episodes of headache and complete body stiffness, especially in the arms, lower back, and thighs, immediately following a football game. This was accompanied by severe nausea and vomiting for several days. Viral meningitis was suspected by the primary clinician, and treatment with corticosteroids was initiated. Over the next several weeks, there was gradual symptom improvement and the patient returned to his baseline clinical statu...

  10. Preoperative cisternoscintigraphy as a guide to therapeutic decision making for cystic subdural hygroma: case report

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    Kim, Sung Min; Bom, Hee Seung; Song, Ho Chun; Min, Jung Jun; Jeong, Hwan Jeong; Kim, Ji Yeul [Chonnam National Univ. College of Medicine, Kwangju (Korea, Republic of)

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    We report a case of a patient with cystic subdural hygroma who underwent pre-operative Tc-99m DTPA cistrenoscintigraphy to determine the course of operation. A 68-year-old female was admitted to the department of neurosurgery because of scute subarachnoid hemorrhage. After emergency ventricular drainage, the hydrocephalus and cystic subdural hygroma in the right fronto-temporal area developed. She underwent Tc-99m DTPA cisternoscintigraphy to evaluate the type of hydrocephalus, which revealed obstructive communicating hydrocephalus and the communication between the subdural hygroma and the subarachnoid space. As a result of these findings, she underwent the ventriculo-peritoneal shunt operation without removal of the subdural hygroma. Post-operative brain CT showed nearly normalized shape and size of the right ventricle and disappearance of subdural hygroma. We recommend the pre-operative cisternoscintigraphy in patients with complex hygroma to evaluate the communication between subdural hygroma and the subarachnoid space.

  11. Subdural porous and notched mini-grid electrodes for wireless intracranial electroencephalographic recordings

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    Salam MT

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    Full Text Available Muhammad Tariqus Salam,1 Sébastien Gélinas,1 Sébastien Desgent,2 Sandra Duss,2 Félix Bernier Turmel,1,3 Lionel Carmant,2 Mohamad Sawan,1 Dang Khoa Nguyen3 1Polystim Neurotechnologies Laboratory, Polytechnique Montréal, QC, Canada; 2Research Center, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center (CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada; 3Neurology Service, Department of Medicine, Notre-Dame Hospital, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM, QC, Canada Background: Intracranial electroencephalography (EEG studies are widely used in the presurgical evaluation of drug-refractory patients with partial epilepsy. Because chronic implantation of intracranial electrodes carries a risk of infection, hemorrhage, and edema, it is best to limit the number of electrodes used without compromising the ability to localize the epileptogenic zone (EZ. There is always a risk that an intracranial study may fail to identify the EZ because of suboptimal coverage. We present a new subdural electrode design that will allow better sampling of suspected areas of epileptogenicity with lower risk to patients. Method: Impedance of the proposed electrodes was characterized in vitro using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The appearance of the novel electrodes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI was tested by placing the electrodes into a gel solution (0.9% NaCl with 14 g gelatin. In vivo neural recordings were performed in male Sprague Dawley rats. Performance comparisons were made using microelectrode recordings from rat cortex and subdural/depth recordings from epileptic patients. Histological examinations of rat brain after 3-week icEEG intracerebral electroencephalography (icEEG recordings were performed. Results: The in vitro results showed minimum impedances for optimum choice of pure gold materials for electrode contacts and wire. Different attributes of the new electrodes were identified on MRI. The results of in vivo recordings demonstrated signal stability, 50% noise reduction, and up to 6 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR improvement as compared to commercial electrodes. The wireless icEEG recording system demonstrated on average a 2% normalized root-mean-square (RMS deviation. Following the long-term icEEG recording, brain histological results showed no abnormal tissue reaction in the underlying cortex. Conclusion: The proposed subdural electrode system features attributes that could potentially translate into better icEEG recordings and allow sampling of large of areas of epileptogenicity at lower risk to patients. Further validation for use in humans is required. Keywords: epilepsy, seizure, monitoring, surgery, electrodes

  12. Intramural esophageal hematoma after elective injection sclerotherapy Hematoma intramural esofágico após escleroterapia eletiva de varizes

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    Hannah Pitanga Lukashok

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    Full Text Available CONTEXT: Although endoscopic esophageal variceal sclerotherapy has been largely supplanted by variceal band ligation, it is still performed routinely in many institutions, especially in developing countries. Intramural esophageal hematoma has been described as a rare complication of sclerotherapy. Risk factors have not been completely established. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the incidence of post-sclerotherapy intramural esophageal hematoma in our hospital and discuss the possible factors involved. Methods - This is a retrospective observational study made at the "Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho", Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, reviewing the medical records of all esophageal variceal sclerotherapy procedures performed from April 2000 to November 2005. The evaluation of the clinical, laboratorial and endoscopic features in our patients and those reported in the literature was also done. Review of literature was performed through MEDLINE search. RESULTS: A total of 1,433 esophageal variceal sclerotherapy procedures were performed in 397 patients, with an intramural esophageal hematoma incidence of 4 cases (0.28%. Three of our patients developed additional complications, and one death was a direct consequence of a rupture of the hematoma. Nineteen well described cases were reported in the literature. Intramural esophageal hematoma occurred mostly after the forth esophageal variceal sclerotherapy session. Coagulation disturbances were present in the majority of cases. CONCLUSION: Intramural esophageal hematoma is a rare complication of esophageal variceal sclerotherapy and its incidence in our institution was similar to those observed in the literature. Our study suggests that this complication occurs as a result of a fragile esophageal mucosa after previous esophageal variceal sclerotherapy sessions. Impaired coagulation, although not essential, could contribute to hematoma formation and extension through esophageal submucosa.CONTEXTO: Apesar do fato de que a escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas vem sendo largamente substituída pela técnica de ligadura elástica, a escleroterapia é ainda rotineiramente utilizada em muitas instituições, especialmente em países em desenvolvimento. O hematoma intramural esofágico é uma complicação rara da escleroterapia e os fatores de risco para seu desenvolvimento ainda não estão completamente estabelecidos. OBJETIVO - Demonstrar a incidência do hematoma intramural esofágico pós-escleroterapia no Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, e discutir os possíveis fatores envolvidos. MÉTODOS: Este é um estudo retrospectivo observacional realizado no Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, através da revisão dos prontuários médicos de todos os pacientes submetidos a escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas entre abril de 2000 e novembro de 2005. Uma avaliação das características clínicas, laboratoriais e endoscópicas desses pacientes e dos descritos na literatura foi realizada. A revisão da literatura foi feita através de pesquisa no MEDLINE. RESULTADOS: Foram realizados 1.433 procedimentos de escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas em 397 pacientes, com incidência de hematoma intramural esofágico de 4 casos (0,28%. Três dos quatro pacientes desenvolveram complicações adicionais e um falecimento foi consequência direta do hematoma intramural esofágico. Dezenove casos bem documentados de hematoma intramural esofágico foram descritos na literatura. Na maioria dos casos o hematoma intramural esofágico ocorreu a partir da quarta sessão de escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas e distúrbios de coagulação estavam presentes. CONCLUSÃO: O hematoma intramural esofágico é complicação rara da escleroterapia e a incidência no hospital onde foi realizada esta pesquisa foi similar à observada na literatura. Este estudo sugere que essa complicação resulta de mucosa fragilizada por sessões previa de escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas.

  13. Intramural esophageal hematoma after elective injection sclerotherapy / Hematoma intramural esofágico após escleroterapia eletiva de varizes

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    Hannah Pitanga, Lukashok; Carlos, Robles-Medranda; Marília de Andrade, Santana; Marcia Henriques Magalhães, Costa; Adriana de Almeida, Borges; Cyrla, Zaltmani.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Apesar do fato de que a escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas vem sendo largamente substituída pela técnica de ligadura elástica, a escleroterapia é ainda rotineiramente utilizada em muitas instituições, especialmente em países em desenvolvimento. O hematoma intramural esofágico [...] é uma complicação rara da escleroterapia e os fatores de risco para seu desenvolvimento ainda não estão completamente estabelecidos. OBJETIVO - Demonstrar a incidência do hematoma intramural esofágico pós-escleroterapia no Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, e discutir os possíveis fatores envolvidos. MÉTODOS: Este é um estudo retrospectivo observacional realizado no Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, através da revisão dos prontuários médicos de todos os pacientes submetidos a escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas entre abril de 2000 e novembro de 2005. Uma avaliação das características clínicas, laboratoriais e endoscópicas desses pacientes e dos descritos na literatura foi realizada. A revisão da literatura foi feita através de pesquisa no MEDLINE. RESULTADOS: Foram realizados 1.433 procedimentos de escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas em 397 pacientes, com incidência de hematoma intramural esofágico de 4 casos (0,28%). Três dos quatro pacientes desenvolveram complicações adicionais e um falecimento foi consequência direta do hematoma intramural esofágico. Dezenove casos bem documentados de hematoma intramural esofágico foram descritos na literatura. Na maioria dos casos o hematoma intramural esofágico ocorreu a partir da quarta sessão de escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas e distúrbios de coagulação estavam presentes. CONCLUSÃO: O hematoma intramural esofágico é complicação rara da escleroterapia e a incidência no hospital onde foi realizada esta pesquisa foi similar à observada na literatura. Este estudo sugere que essa complicação resulta de mucosa fragilizada por sessões previa de escleroterapia endoscópica de varizes esofágicas. Distúrbios da coagulação, apesar de não serem essenciais, podem contribuir para a formação e extensão do hematoma através da submucosa esofágica. Abstract in english CONTEXT: Although endoscopic esophageal variceal sclerotherapy has been largely supplanted by variceal band ligation, it is still performed routinely in many institutions, especially in developing countries. Intramural esophageal hematoma has been described as a rare complication of sclerotherapy. R [...] isk factors have not been completely established. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the incidence of post-sclerotherapy intramural esophageal hematoma in our hospital and discuss the possible factors involved. Methods - This is a retrospective observational study made at the "Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho", Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, reviewing the medical records of all esophageal variceal sclerotherapy procedures performed from April 2000 to November 2005. The evaluation of the clinical, laboratorial and endoscopic features in our patients and those reported in the literature was also done. Review of literature was performed through MEDLINE search. RESULTS: A total of 1,433 esophageal variceal sclerotherapy procedures were performed in 397 patients, with an intramural esophageal hematoma incidence of 4 cases (0.28%). Three of our patients developed additional complications, and one death was a direct consequence of a rupture of the hematoma. Nineteen well described cases were reported in the literature. Intramural esophageal hematoma occurred mostly after the forth esophageal variceal sclerotherapy session. Coagulation disturbances were present in the majority of cases. CONCLUSION: Intramural esophageal hematoma is a rare complication of esophageal variceal sclerotherapy and its incidence in our institution was similar to those observed in the literature. Our study suggests that this complication occurs as a result of a fragile esophageal muco

  14. Streptococcal pharyngitis: an uncommon cause of subdural empyema.

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    Walden, Jeffrey Howard; Hess, Bryan; Rigby, Michael

    2015-01-01

    A 7-year-old girl with an unremarkable medical history presented to a local paediatric emergency department with a 7-day history of fever, sore throat and vomiting, and a 1-day history of rash. She was admitted to the hospital, with presumed Kawasaki disease. A few hours after admission, the patient had sudden onset of two witnessed tonic-clonic seizures and subsequent decreased mental status. She was transferred to the paediatric intensive care unit and started on broad-spectrum antibiotics. On hospital day 2, cerebral spinal fluid cultures and blood cultures grew Streptococcus pyogenes, and repeat physical examination was consistent with acute streptococcal pharyngitis. On hospital day 3, the patient developed left-sided hemiparesis and had another witnessed seizure. A CT scan was obtained and revealed a subdural abscess. She was transferred to a tertiary care centre and underwent craniotomy with evacuation of her subdural abscess. Surgical cultures eventually grew S. pyogenes. PMID:26385939

  15. Subdural Empyema Presenting with Seizure, Confusion, and Focal Weakness

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    Bruner, David I; Lanny Littlejohn; Amy Pritchard

    2012-01-01

    While sinusitis is a common ailment, intracranial suppurative complications of sinusitis are rare and difficult to diagnose and treat. The morbidity and mortality of intracranial complications of sinusitis have decreased significantly since the advent of antibiotics, but diseases such as subdural empyemas and intracranial abscesses still occur, and they require prompt diagnosis, treatment, and often surgical drainage to prevent death or long-term neurologic sequelae. We present a case of an i...

  16. A Hybrid PDMS-Parylene Subdural Multi-Electrode Array

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    Ochoa, Manuel; Wei, Pinghung; Wolley, Andrew; Otto, Kevin J.; Ziaie, Babak

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    In this paper, we report on a cost effective and simple method for fabricating a flexible multi-electrode array for subdural neural recording. The electrode was fabricated using a PDMS-Parylene bilayer to combine the major advantages of both materials. Mechanical and electrical characterizations were performed to confirm functionality of a 16-site electrode array under various flexed/bent conditions. The electrode array was helically wound around a 3 mm diameter cylindrical tube and laid over...

  17. MR imaging of epidural hematoma in the lumbar spine

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    To bring attention to the MR imaging appearance of epidural hematoma (EDH) in the lumbar spine as a small mass often associated with disk herniation or an acute event. This paper will show our experience with this entity and describe criteria for its MR imaging appearance. Design and patients. Thirteen cases of prospectively diagnosed EDH of the lumbar spine were compared with 12 cases of prospectively diagnosed prominent epidural extrusion. Our criteria were retrospectively evaluated by the two authors for their presence or absence in each case. The chi-square test for nominal data was applied. MR imaging criteria utilized to distinguish EDH from disk herniation at our institution include: (1) signal different from disk, (2) high signal on T1-weighted images, either centrally or peripherally, (3) teardrop- or egg-shaped mass, in the sagittal plane, (4) size greater than half the vertebral body height in a craniocaudal dimension, (5) primarily retrosomatic epidural location, (6) plasticity - the mass is seen to conform closely to the contours of bone (e.g., in the lateral recess), (7) little or no disk space narrowing unless associated with disc herniation. Chi-square analysis demonstrated each criterion to significantly differentiate between EDH and extrusion. Only six of 13 EDH cases went to surgery in spite of their relatively large size. Two of six patients were diagnosed as having epidural clot consistent with hematoma at the time of surgery. The four patients who were not diagnosed at surgery revealed only small disk herniations or fragments of disk. The occurrence of EDH is more frequent than previously suspected. Spontaneous EDH is frequently associated with disk herniation and acute events such as sneezing or coughing. Most cases of spontaneous EDH will resolve prior to surgery with only the minority becoming chronic in order to be seen at surgery as an encapsulated mass. MR imaging can reliably identify EDH and distinguish between EDH and large disk extrusions. (orig.)

  18. Clopidogrel-induced spontaneous pectoral hematoma

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    Cakar, Mehmet Akif; Kocayigit, Ibrahim; Aydin, Ercan; Demirci, Hakan; Gunduz, Huseyin

    2012-01-01

    Clopidogrel is an oral antiplatelet agent used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and cerebrovascular disease. Gastrointestinal symptomsincluding nausea, diarrhea and constipation are the common side effects ofthis drug. Serious side effects like intracranial hemorrhage and severe neutropenia were also reported but spontaneous pectoral hematoma due to the clopidogrel has not been reported previously. We present a case of large spontaneous pectoral hematom...

  19. Cisto aracnoideo intracraniano associado com higroma subdural: registro de um caso Intracranial arachnoid cyst with subdural hygroma: a case report

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    Aloisio C. Tortelly-Costa; Marcos R.G. de Freitas; Roberto Mauro S. de Sá; Benjamim F. Silva

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    Relata-se o caso de um menino de 10 anos com um cisto aracnóideo congênito na fossa média direita. Os sintomas foram precipitados por traumatismo crânio-encefálico de moderada intensidade ocorrido alguns dias antes do inicio do quadro clínico. A tomografia axial computadorizada demonstrou a presença de higroma subdural fronto-parietal direito, responsável pela síndrome de hipertensão intracraniana. A influência do cisto na formação do higroma é sugerida. Os mecanismos de crescimento, a etiolo...

  20. An obscure case of hepatic subcapsular hematoma.

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    Ndzengue, Albert; Hammoudeh, Fadi; Brutus, Pierre; Ajah, Ofem; Purcell, Roland; Leadon, Joseph; Rafal, Richard B; Balmir, Simon; Enriquez, Danilo A; Posner, Gerald L; Jaffe, Eric A; Chandra, Pradeep

    2011-01-01

    Spontaneous liver bleeding is often reported in preeclampsia. It is otherwise rare and has been linked to gross anatomical lesions and coagulopathy. We report a case of subcapsular hematoma of the liver without any apparent lesion and in the absence of coagulopathy. A 41-year-old male, paraplegic for 16 years, presented to the emergency department 3 days after sudden onset of right upper quadrant and shoulder pain. He had been on vitamins and 5,000 units subcutaneous heparin 12-hourly at the nursing home for the last month. He was in no distress, afebrile, with stable vitals. Physical examination showed a diverting colostomy, tender hepatomegaly and sacral decubiti. A fecal occult blood test was negative. There was spastic paraplegia below the level of T12. Two days after admission, the patient was afebrile and hemodynamically stable. PTT, PT, liver profile, BUN and creatinine were all normal, however his hemoglobin had dropped from 11.3 to 7.6 g/dl. An abdominal CT scan revealed an isolated 9.0 × 1.8 cm subcapsular hematoma. The patient received blood transfusion in the intensive care unit and was discharged 7 days later. In conclusion, spontaneous liver hemorrhage occurs in the nonobstetrical population in the setting of gross anatomical lesions or coagulopathy. This is the first report of an isolated subcapsular liver hematoma. PMID:21552450

  1. Delayed traumatic spinal epidural hematoma with neurological deficits

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    Luciano Miller Reis Rodrigues; Felipe Abreu; Edison Noboru Fujiki; Carlo Milani

    2010-01-01

    To describe the mechanism that causes spinal epidural hematoma with neurologic deficit and review the literature. We report a case of a 62-year-old man with post-traumatic epidural hematoma in the cervicothoracic spine, who developed progressive neurological deficit which eventually resulted in complete paralysis below T1. During surgical evacuation significant spine compression due to an organizing hematoma was observed. After surgery, the patient’s motor function improved and there was a co...

  2. Differentiated surgical treatment of patients with hypertensive intracerebral hematomas

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    Natalia Ivanova; Valery Bersnev; Istam Agzamov; Mansur Agzamov

    2011-01-01

    Hypertensive intracerebral hematoma is one of the most severe forms of cerebrovascular pathology, characterized by high lethality and disability. One of the objectives in providing assistance remains the development of new minimally invasive methods for the removal of hematomas. We have analyzed the results of surgical treatment of 176 patients with intracerebral hematoma. Patients from the 1st group were done open craniotomy. Patients from the 2nd group were performed the external ventricula...

  3. Hematoma extradural intrarraquidiano espontâneo: relato de caso Spontaneous extradural spinal hematoma: case report

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    Full Text Available Relatamos o caso de uma mulher de 55 anos, hipertensa leve, em uso de beta bloqueador, que apresentou quadro súbito de síndrome de compressão medular, caracterizado por dor cervical intensa, evoluindo para tetraplegia com nível de sensibilidade em C4. Foi diagnosticado, por ressonância magnética, hematoma intrarraquidiano extradural cervical , que foi aspirado cirurgicamente através de laminectomia. A paciente encontra-se em acompanhamento fisioterápico e evolui com melhora da motricidade e sensibilidade.We report a case of a 55-year-old woman, that has a mild hypertension, in use of a betablocker drugs, who had a sudden spinal cord compression syndrome with intense cervical pain, tetraplegia and sensitivity level in C4. Extradural spinal hematoma of the cervical spine was diagnosed by magnetic resonance. The patient underwent a laminectomy and aspiration of the hematoma. The patient is on physiotherapy and presents progressive motor and sensivity improvement.

  4. Subcapsular hematoma of the liver in a neonate: case report

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    Subcapsular hematoma of the liver in the neonate is an uncommon clinical presentation, although these tumors are frequently found upon perinatal autopsy. We describe the sonographic and MR findings of a subcapsular hematoma of the liver in a neonate having a clinical history of an inserted umbilical venous catheter, necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis, and we also include a review of the relevant literature

  5. Subcapsular liver hematoma causing cardiac tamponade in HELLP syndrome.

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    Kinthala, S; Fakoory, M; Greaves, T; Kandamaran, L; Thomas, H; Moe, S

    2012-07-01

    HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets) syndrome is an obstetric complication with heterogeneous presentation, multisystem involvement and variable prognosis, but which usually resolves after delivery. We report a case of HELLP syndrome with subcapsular hematoma of the liver causing extrapericardial cardiac tamponade. The subcapsular hematoma and cardiac tamponade were managed conservatively. PMID:22658970

  6. Subcapsular hematoma of the liver in a neonate: case report

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    Im, Soo Ah; Lim, Gye Yeon [The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2005-07-15

    Subcapsular hematoma of the liver in the neonate is an uncommon clinical presentation, although these tumors are frequently found upon perinatal autopsy. We describe the sonographic and MR findings of a subcapsular hematoma of the liver in a neonate having a clinical history of an inserted umbilical venous catheter, necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis, and we also include a review of the relevant literature.

  7. Treatment of acute traumatic epidural hematoma in infancy and childhood

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    The authors treated 22 cases of epidural hematoma diagnosed by CT scan. This study focused on the analysis of the time-course and development of epidural hematoma using a CT scan. The results are follows: 1. Severe cases must be treated by craniotomy and rapid removal of hematoma. We achieved a zero mortality rate in the cases of infants and children. 2. Normal CT findings were not unusual in cases where the patient was examined within 3 hours after the occurence of the injury. Conservative treatment was indicated for patients with a small amount of epidural hematoma. CT scanning at intervals of 6 hours and 30 hours after the occurence of the injury offer the best correlation in regard to the course of hematoma. 3. Operative treatment is required when the hematoma thickness, measured by CT scan, is more than 20 mm for infants and younger children or 30 mm for school aged children. However, eventhough the thickness of the hematoma maybe less than these guidelines, when progressive deterioration occurs after the CT scan, operative treatment must be considered. 4. Diffuse brain injury is a new clinical entity found by CT scanning. We classified this into 5 types. Of the 5 types, ''diffuse cerebral swelling'' was observed in the initial CT scan of two patients, however, epidural hematoma developed afterwards. Thus, patients with diffuse cerebral swelling with a skull fracture must be closely observed. (J.P.N.)

  8. An Obscure Case of Hepatic Subcapsular Hematoma

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    Ndzengue, Albert; Hammoudeh, Fadi; Brutus, Pierre; Ajah, Ofem; Purcell, Roland; Leadon, Joseph; Rafal, Richard B.; Balmir, Simon; Enriquez, Danilo A.; Posner, Gerald L.; Jaffe, Eric A.; Chandra, Pradeep

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    Spontaneous liver bleeding is often reported in preeclampsia. It is otherwise rare and has been linked to gross anatomical lesions and coagulopathy. We report a case of subcapsular hematoma of the liver without any apparent lesion and in the absence of coagulopathy. A 41-year-old male, paraplegic for 16 years, presented to the emergency department 3 days after sudden onset of right upper quadrant and shoulder pain. He had been on vitamins and 5,000 units subcutaneous heparin 12-hourly at the ...

  9. Bilateral occipital extradural hematoma in a child

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    Pandey, Sharad; Sharma, Vivek; Shinde, Neeraj; Sharma, Mukesh

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    Extradural hematoma (EDH) occurs in approximately 2% of all patients with head injuries. Bilateral EDHs account for 2–10% of all acute EDHs in adults but are exceedingly rare in children. Posterior fossa EDHs occurs in 5% of all cases of EDHs. EDHs in children are more frequently venous (from tears of a dural sinus or diploic veins) and consequently have a better prognosis than EDHs in adults. Once the diagnosis of BEH is confirmed, urgent surgical treatment should be considered. We are reporting such rare form of injury as bilateral occipital EDH with supratentorial extension in 12 years child following road traffic accident.

  10. Idiopathic Adrenal Hematoma Masquerading as Neoplasm

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    Sasaki, Kazuki; Yamada, Terumasa; Gotoh, Kunihito; Kittaka, Hirotada; Takahashi, Hidenori; Yano, Masahiko; Ohigashi, Hiroaki; ISHIKAWA, OSAMU

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    We report herein a case of idiopathic adrenal hematoma. A 59-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital for evaluation of a 7.0 cm mass in the right upper abdominal cavity. The tumor was suspected to originate from either the posterior segment of the liver or the right adrenal gland. His chief complaint was weight loss of 8 kg over the previous 6 months. He had no past medical history and took no medications, including no anticoagulants. Laboratory data were almost normal except for a...

  11. Hematoma após anestesia peridural: tratamento conservador. Relato de caso Hematoma posterior a la anestesia peridural: tratamiento conservador. Relato de caso Hematoma after epidural anesthesia: conservative treatment. Case report

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    Edno Magalhães; Cátia Sousa Govêia; Luís Cláudio de Araújo Ladeira; Laura Elisa Sócio de Queiroz

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O hematoma associado à compressão espinhal após anestesia peridural é uma complicação neurológica grave, apesar da pequena incidência relatada (1:150.000). É um episódio agudo, e o tratamento tradicionalmente aplicado é a descompressão cirúrgica de urgência. Mais recentemente, em casos específicos, o tratamento com corticosteróide tem sido aplicado como alternativa, com boa recuperação neurológica. O objetivo deste relato foi expor um caso de hematoma peridural com ...

  12. Hematoma epidural espinal espontâneo durante a gravidez: registro de um caso / Spontaneous epidural spinal hematoma during pregnancy: a case report

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    Ivan, Hack; Mario S., Cademartori; Rosendo S., Mamani; Carmen M., Beltrame; Carlos G., Cademartori.

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    Full Text Available Registro de caso de paciente no oitavo mês de gestação que desenvolveu hematoma epidural espinal espontâneo dorsolombar. A gravidez, determinando aumento da pressão intra-abdominal e, como consequência, aumento da pressão venosa no plexo epidural, poderia ter sido o fator desencadeante no hematoma- [...] A paciente foi submetida a cirurgia precocemente, porém não apresentou recuperação do déficit sensitivo-motor. São discutidos aspectos clínicos, do tratamento cirúrgico, da evolução e da etiologia dos hematomas epidurals espinais espontâneos. Abstract in english A case of spontaneous dorso-lombar spinal epidural hematoma during pregnancy is reported. The hematoma was removed 8 hours after the onset of paraplegia, and there was no evidence of vascular malformation. The motor deficit remained unchanged post-operatively. The etiology, clinical findings and the [...] value of early laminectomy are discussed.

  13. Bilateral subdural hygromas following administration of intrathecal methotrexate chemotherapy.

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    Lewis, Heledd; Mahdi, Ali Jassem; Rowntree, Clare

    2015-01-01

    We report the case of a previously well 58-year-old man who presented with headache and confusion 4?days postadministration of intrathecal methotrexate. He was undergoing intensive chemotherapy (CODOX-M/IVAC, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, methotrexate, etoposide, ifosfamide, cytarabine) for the treatment of leukaemic phase CD20 negative diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. A CT of the head demonstrated the presence of bilateral subdural hygromas complicated by haemorrhage resulting from coexisting chemotherapy induced thrombocytopenia. Surgical drainage of the hygroma was undertaken but the patient died of overwhelming sepsis. In patients with high-risk lymphoma, directed central nervous system (CNS) therapy is administered either systemically or intrathecally. It is thought that subdural hygromas result from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulation in the inner dural layers of the cerebral convexities from CSF leak and reduction in CSF pressure post-lumbar puncture. We describe a rare but potentially fatal complication of intrathecal chemotherapy that haemato-oncologists need to be mindful of. PMID:26002663

  14. [Cerebral venous thrombosis and subdural haematoma: complications of spontaneous intracranial hypotension].

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    Fabricius, J; Klotz, J M; Hofmann, E; Behr, R; Neumann-Haefelin, T

    2012-10-01

    We report on the case of a spontaneous intracranial hypotension with subdural hygroma, as well as cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), both known complications of intracranial hypotension. The 45-year-old patient was subsequently treated - according to current guidelines for CVT - with anticoagulation, but developed subdural haematoma (SDH), which required neurosurgical treatment. Our case highlights the complex pathophysiological sequelae of intracranial hypotension, as well as the occasionally difficult treatment decisions. Subdural hygroma probably predisposes patients to SDH during anticoagulation. Thus, the potential benefit of anticoagulation needs to be weighed against the risk of SDH on an individual basis. PMID:23033205

  15. Unsuspected organic disease in chronic schizophrenia demonstrated by computed tomography

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    Unsuspected intracranial pathology was demonstrated in 12 of 136 chronic schizophrenic patients examined by computed tomography (CT). Seven cases of cerebral infarction were found, and one each of porencephalic cyst, meningioma, cystic enlargement of the pineal body, and two of subdural haematoma. Attention is drawn to the value of CT in demonstrating organic disease in schizophrenia. (author)

  16. Cisto aracnoideo intracraniano associado com higroma subdural: registro de um caso / Intracranial arachnoid cyst with subdural hygroma: a case report

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    Aloisio C., Tortelly-Costa; Marcos R. G. de, Freitas; Roberto Mauro S. de, Sá; Benjamim F., Silva.

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    Full Text Available Relata-se o caso de um menino de 10 anos com um cisto aracnóideo congênito na fossa média direita. Os sintomas foram precipitados por traumatismo crânio-encefálico de moderada intensidade ocorrido alguns dias antes do inicio do quadro clínico. A tomografia axial computadorizada demonstrou a presença [...] de higroma subdural fronto-parietal direito, responsável pela síndrome de hipertensão intracraniana. A influência do cisto na formação do higroma é sugerida. Os mecanismos de crescimento, a etiologia, aspectos clínicos, o diagnóstico e o tratamento cirúrgico dos cistos aracnóideos são discutidos. Abstract in english A case of a 10-year-old boy with a congenital arachnoid cyst in the right middle cranial fossa is reported. The symptoms were precipitated by head injury of moderate intensity, occurred some days before the beginning of the clinical picture. The computerized tomography has demonstrated the existence [...] of a simultaneous right fronto-parietal subdural hygroma that was responsible for the intracranial hypertension syndrome. The influence of the cyst in the hygroma formation has been suggested. The mechanisms of growth, the etiology, clinical aspects, the diagnostics and the surgical treatment of the arachnoid cysts are discussed.

  17. Hematoma extradural intrarraquidiano espontâneo: relato de caso / Spontaneous extradural spinal hematoma: case report

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    FABIANO DA CUNHA, TANURI; NILTON EDUARDO, GUERREIRO; HIROSHI, NAKANO; OSMI, HAMAMOTO.

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos o caso de uma mulher de 55 anos, hipertensa leve, em uso de beta bloqueador, que apresentou quadro súbito de síndrome de compressão medular, caracterizado por dor cervical intensa, evoluindo para tetraplegia com nível de sensibilidade em C4. Foi diagnosticado, por ressonância magnética, he [...] matoma intrarraquidiano extradural cervical , que foi aspirado cirurgicamente através de laminectomia. A paciente encontra-se em acompanhamento fisioterápico e evolui com melhora da motricidade e sensibilidade. Abstract in english We report a case of a 55-year-old woman, that has a mild hypertension, in use of a betablocker drugs, who had a sudden spinal cord compression syndrome with intense cervical pain, tetraplegia and sensitivity level in C4. Extradural spinal hematoma of the cervical spine was diagnosed by magnetic reso [...] nance. The patient underwent a laminectomy and aspiration of the hematoma. The patient is on physiotherapy and presents progressive motor and sensivity improvement.

  18. Subcapsular hepatic hematoma. Serious complication during pregnancy Hematoma subcapsular hepático. Grave complicación del embarazo

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    Viviana de la Caridad Sáez Cantero

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Subcapsular hepatic hematoma is a rare complication during pregnancy, but potentially lethal and usually related to severe pre-eclampsia or HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and diminished platelets. Maternal and perinatal mortality in these cases is high, hence the importance of early diagnosis and timely and multidisciplinary treatment. This paper is a review on the subject, held in Ebsco, Hinari and Sci databases.El hematoma subcapsular hepático es una complicación rara del embarazo, pero potencialmente letal, generalmente relacionada con pre-eclampsia grave o síndrome HELLP (hemólisis, enzimas hepáticas elevadas y plaquetas disminuidas. La mortalidad materna y perinatal en estos casos es elevada, de ahí la importancia del reconocimiento precoz y tratamiento oportuno y multidisciplinario. El presente trabajo constituye una revisión sobre el tema, realizada en las bases de dato Ebsco, Hinari y Scielo.

  19. Spontaneously Developed Pulmonary Arterial Intramural Hematoma That Mimicked Thromboembolism

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    Kang, Eun Ju; Lee, Ki Nam [Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, In; Chane, Jong Min; Kim, Gun Jik; Yang, Dong Heon; Lee, Jong Min [Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-07-15

    A 65-year-old woman visited our hospital with a complaint of acute onset dyspnea and radiological manifestations of pulmonary thromboembolism. The patient underwent an exploratory surgery to find a whitish-blue colored mass occupying almost the whole lumen of the main pulmonary arteries. Based on the pathological and radiological findings, the patient was diagnosed to have a pulmonary arterial intramural hematoma. Intramural hematomas are usually observed in the walls of the aorta, and we believe that an isolated intramural hematoma in the pulmonary artery has not been described previously.

  20. First report of hepatic hematoma after presumed Bothrops envenomation

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    Fernanda Cristina Cunha

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTIn Latin America, Bothrops envenomation is responsible for the majority of accidents caused by venomous snakes. Patients usually present local edema, bleeding and coagulopathy. Visceral hemorrhage is extremely rare and considered a challenge for diagnosis and management. We report the first case of hepatic hematoma owing to the bothropic envenomation in a 66-year-old man who was bitten in the left leg. He presented local edema, coagulopathy, and acute kidney injury. Radiological findings suggested hepatic hematoma, with a volume of almost 3 liters. The hepatic hematoma was gradually absorbed without the need for surgical intervention with complete resolution in 8 months.

  1. Dabigatran-related Intracerebral Hemorrhage Resulting in Hematoma Expansion

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    Simonsen, Claus Z; Steiner, Thorsten

    2014-01-01

    Warfarin-related intracerebral hemorrhage carries a particularly high risk of neurologic deterioration and death because of a high rate of hematoma expansion of about 50%. Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs)-apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban-have a significantly smaller risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). However, two facts make this situation complicated: First, the risk of hematoma expansion is unknown for NOACs. Second, there is no specific antidote for neither of the NOACs. We present a case that suggests that hematoma expansion may occur after NOAC-related ICH.

  2. Computed tomographic investigations on intraventricular hematomas

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    This work investigated in 106 patients with intraventricular hematomas all the known factors which can have an influence on prognosis: age, sex, anamnesis of the patients, size, extent and localization of the intracranial bleeding, underlying angiopathy and differences between arterial and venous and spontaneous and traumatic bleedings. It was shown that the state of mind was the deciding prognostic factor, whereby viligance was the cumulative expression of all other investigated influences. A computed tomography (CT) examination is deciding in the question of operative hydrocephalus care. In 13 patients it was further shown, how clearly CT results and brain dissection allowed themselves to be compared. The computed tomographic examination method is best suited to achieve even physiological and more extensive prognostic possibilities. (orig.)

  3. Intramural aortic hematoma: no flap no warning?

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    Citro, Rodolfo; Panza, Antonello; Masiello, Paolo; Ravera, Amelia; Tedesco, Lucia; Leone, Rocco; Mirra, Marco; Giudice, Roberta; Iesu, Severino; Silvestri, Francesco; Di Benedetto, Giuseppe; Bossone, Eduardo

    2011-03-01

    We report a case of type A intramural aortic hematoma (IMH) occurred in a 78 years old female. The clinical scenario (medical history of hypertension, severe substernal chest pain, early diastolic decrescendo murmur as for aortic insufficiency), the laboratory results (no significant troponin level), ECG and transthoracic echocardiography findings (no signs of myocardial ischemia) shifted the initial diagnostic suspicion from acute coronary syndrome to the acute aortic syndrome (AAS) and triggered further imaging tests. Computed tomography revealed an aneurismatic dilatation with thickening of the wall of the ascending aorta without intimal flap. No particular "warning message" for evidence of AAS was sent to the clinician on call. Subsequently, due to the persisting high clinical suspicion transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was performed. TEE confirmed the aneurysm of the ascending aorta and highlighted an extended and marked aortic wall thickness, consisting with the diagnosis of type A IMH. Patient underwent urgent cardiac surgery that confirmed the diagnosis. PMID:21751738

  4. Spontaneous bilateral subdural haematomas in the posterior cranial fossa revealed by MRI

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    Pollo, C.; Porchet, F. [Department of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, 1011, Lausanne (Switzerland); Meuli, R. [Department of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, 1011, Lausanne (Switzerland)

    2003-08-01

    A 52-year-old woman treated for acute myeloproliferative disease developed progressive stupor. CT showed obstructive hydrocephalus resulting from unexplained mass effect on the fourth ventricle. MRI revealed bilateral extra-axial collections in the posterior cranial fossa, giving high signal on T1- and T2-weighted images, suggesting subacute subdural haematomas. Subdural haematomas can be suspected on CT when there is unexplained mass effect. MRI may be essential to confirm the diagnosis and plan appropriate treatment. (orig.)

  5. Bilateral subdural effusion and subcutaneous swelling with normally functioning csf shunt.

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    Mitra S

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available We report a child with hydrocephalus due to tuberculous meningitis who developed a subcutaneous fluid collection around the ventriculoperitoneal shunt tube entry point, after one month of shunting. On investigation, he had decompressed ventricles with bilateral fronto parietal subdural hygroma. Bifrontal burr hole drainage helped resolution of both subdural effusion and subcutaneous scalp swelling. This complication is unique and its pathogenesis has been postulated.

  6. Effects of chronic ingestion of tritiated water on prenatal brain development

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    In view of the anticipated increased use of atomic energy in industry, the possible long-term effects of chronic radiation exposure were studied in five generations of rats. Female rats (F0) were given tritiated drinking water (3HOH;3?Ci/ml) from adolescence (60 days) until and throughout pregnancy. A separate study showed that the maximum radioactivity in the urine is reached in 30 days, and in the blood in 42 days. In the newborns, the highest specific activity was in the nucleic acid fraction, but total radioactivity was mainly due to the water (body fluids) compartment. No signs of radiation illness or increase in cataract formation in the mothers were observed. The food and water intake and body weight changes before pregnancy were normal. The course and the outcome of pregnancy were also normal. However, 60% of the newborns (F1) exhibited hematomas, edemas, and subdural hemorrhages, which disappeared at 30 days of age. Bollod analysis of the F1 offspring at various ages did not reveal significant differences from the controls, except for a significant decrease in alkaline phosphatase. Newborn body weight and cerebral weight were also normal. On the other hand, cerebral DNA, protein, and protein/DNA were significantly lower. 3HOH administration was then continued throughout weaning, adolescence, and next pregnancies, to give F3, F4, and F5 generations. The newborns in F3--F5 showed no more cerebral damage than those in F1, i.e., there was no cumulative effect of radiation; presumably the maximum radioactivity level was already attained in F1. As the generations progressed, the radiation damage to the developing brain became less pronounced; a possibility of inducible DNA repair has been discussed

  7. Effects of chronic ingestion of tritiated water on prenatal brain development. [Rats

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    Zamenhof, S.; van Marthens, E.

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    In view of the anticipated increased use of atomic energy in industry, the possible long-term effects of chronic radiation exposure were studied in five generations of rats. Female rats (F/sub 0/) were given tritiated drinking water (/sup 3/HOH;3..mu..Ci/ml) from adolescence (60 days) until and throughout pregnancy. A separate study showed that the maximum radioactivity in the urine is reached in 30 days, and in the blood in 42 days. In the newborns, the highest specific activity was in the nucleic acid fraction, but total radioactivity was mainly due to the water (body fluids) compartment. No signs of radiation illness or increase in cataract formation in the mothers were observed. The food and water intake and body weight changes before pregnancy were normal. The course and the outcome of pregnancy were also normal. However, 60% of the newborns (F/sub 1/) exhibited hematomas, edemas, and subdural hemorrhages, which disappeared at 30 days of age. Bollod analysis of the F/sub 1/ offspring at various ages did not reveal significant differences from the controls, except for a significant decrease in alkaline phosphatase. Newborn body weight and cerebral weight were also normal. On the other hand, cerebral DNA, protein, and protein/DNA were significantly lower. /sup 3/HOH administration was then continued throughout weaning, adolescence, and next pregnancies, to give F/sub 3/, F/sub 4/, and F/sub 5/ generations. The newborns in F/sub 3/--F/sub 5/ showed no more cerebral damage than those in F/sub 1/, i.e., there was no cumulative effect of radiation; presumably the maximum radioactivity level was already attained in F/sub 1/. As the generations progressed, the radiation damage to the developing brain became less pronounced; a possibility of inducible DNA repair has been discussed.

  8. Idiopathic intraparenchymal hematoma of the liver in a neonate

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    Amodio, John; Fefferman, Nancy; Rivera, Rafael; Pinkney, Lynne; Strubel, Naomi [Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, New York University Medical Center, 560 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (United States)

    2004-04-01

    Hepatic hematomas in newborn infants are not frequently detected clinically, but are often found at perinatal autopsies. These hematomas of the liver are usually subcapsular in location. A variety of etiologies for such hematomas has been implicated, such as trauma, sepsis, and coagulopathies. We present a neonate who presented with jaundice and abdominal distention. Initial imaging studies revealed a large intraparenchymal lesion of the liver, which was at first thought to be suspicious for neoplasm; however, MRI showed the lesion to be hemorrhagic and follow-up sonographic studies showed total resolution of this lesion, compatible with hematoma. The intraparenchymal location and the idiopathic nature of this lesion distinguish this case from others previously reported. (orig.)

  9. Idiopathic intraparenchymal hematoma of the liver in a neonate

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    Hepatic hematomas in newborn infants are not frequently detected clinically, but are often found at perinatal autopsies. These hematomas of the liver are usually subcapsular in location. A variety of etiologies for such hematomas has been implicated, such as trauma, sepsis, and coagulopathies. We present a neonate who presented with jaundice and abdominal distention. Initial imaging studies revealed a large intraparenchymal lesion of the liver, which was at first thought to be suspicious for neoplasm; however, MRI showed the lesion to be hemorrhagic and follow-up sonographic studies showed total resolution of this lesion, compatible with hematoma. The intraparenchymal location and the idiopathic nature of this lesion distinguish this case from others previously reported. (orig.)

  10. Differentiated surgical treatment of patients with hypertensive intracerebral hematomas

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    Natalia Ivanova

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Hypertensive intracerebral hematoma is one of the most severe forms of cerebrovascular pathology, characterized by high lethality and disability. One of the objectives in providing assistance remains the development of new minimally invasive methods for the removal of hematomas. We have analyzed the results of surgical treatment of 176 patients with intracerebral hematoma. Patients from the 1st group were done open craniotomy. Patients from the 2nd group were performed the external ventricular drainage, also needle aspiration with fibrinolysis. Patients from the 3rd group were performed minimally invasive removal using the original device. Results of treatment were evaluated using Glasgow outcome scale. Lethality was observed in 1st group in 47.8% of cases, in 2nd group in 31.8%, in 3rd group in 29.7%. Minimally invasive technique reduced the postoperative mortality and improved treatment outcomes of patients with intracerebral hematoma.

  11. Hand-held instrument should relieve hematoma pressure

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    Raggio, L. J.; Robertson, T. L.

    1967-01-01

    Portable instrument relieves hematomas beneath fingernails and toenails without surgery. This device simplifies the operative procedure with an instant variable heating tip, adjustable depth settings and interchangeable tip sizes for cauterizing small areas and relieving pressurized clots.

  12. Muscle hematoma: A critically important complication of alcoholic liver cirrhosis

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    Chiyo Sugiyama, Akifumi Akai, Noriyoshi Yamakita, Tsuneko Ikeda, Keigo Yasuda

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available An iliopsoas hematoma can occur either spontaneously or secondary to trauma or bleeding tendency due to hemophilia and anticoagulant therapy. Although liver cirrhosis is commonly associated with coagulopathy, iliopsoas hematoma is very rare. We herein, present a case of bilateral iliopsoas hematoma in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis, and review the literature on muscle hematoma associated with cirrhosis. A 56-year-old man with alcoholic cirrhosis was admitted in a state of shock with anemia. The cause of anemia could not be detected, and the patient was treated conservatively. The site of bleeding was not detected with either gastroduodenal endoscopy or upper abdominal computed tomography, the latter of which did not include the iliopsoas muscle. He died on the 10th day of admission and bilateral iliopsoas hematomas were found on autopsy. An iron stain was positive in the iliopsoas muscle. Eight cases of muscle hematoma associated with cirrhosis, including the present case, were found in a review of the literature. Four of these cases involved the rectus abdominis muscle, 3 involved the iliopsoas muscle and 1 involved combined muscles. Alcoholic cirrhosis accounted for 75% of the cases. One case (12.5% was associated with virus-related cirrhosis, and another with combined virus- and alcohol-related cirrhosis. The mortality rate was 75% despite early diagnosis and low risk scores for cirrhosis. Muscle hematoma in patients with cirrhosis is closely related to alcoholism, and the mortality rate of the condition is extremely high. In conclusion, muscle hematoma should be recognized as an important complication of cirrhosis.

  13. Unilateral proptosis and extradural hematoma in a child with scurvy

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    Verma, Sumit; Sivanandan, Sindhu; Seth, Rachna; Kabra, Shushil [All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Department of Pediatrics, New Delhi (India); Aneesh, Mangalasseril K.; Gupta, Vaibhav [All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Department of Radiodiagnosis, New Delhi (India)

    2007-09-15

    We report a 3-year-old boy with unilateral proptosis, painful swelling of the right thigh and aphasia. He had radiographic evidence of scurvy in the limbs and bilateral frontal extradural hematomas with a mass lesion in the left orbit on MRI. He was treated with vitamin C and on follow-up 8 weeks later had recovered with no evidence of the orbital mass on clinical or radiological study. Scurvy manifesting as proptosis and extradural hematoma is rare. (orig.)

  14. Unilateral proptosis and extradural hematoma in a child with scurvy

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    We report a 3-year-old boy with unilateral proptosis, painful swelling of the right thigh and aphasia. He had radiographic evidence of scurvy in the limbs and bilateral frontal extradural hematomas with a mass lesion in the left orbit on MRI. He was treated with vitamin C and on follow-up 8 weeks later had recovered with no evidence of the orbital mass on clinical or radiological study. Scurvy manifesting as proptosis and extradural hematoma is rare. (orig.)

  15. CT finding of right retroperitoneal space : analysis of extension of right perirenal hematoma

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    To understand the structure and character of the right retroperitoneal space by analysis of the extension of retroperitoneal hematoma in patients with traumatic right renal injuries. We retrospectively reviewed CT scans of 13 patients with right retroperitoneal hematomas caused by right renal injury. At te renal level, we analyzed the relation of a hematoma contacting psoas muscle with other retroperitoneal compartmental hematomas. At the suprarenal level, a perirenal hematoma and a hematoma contacting the diaphragm were analyzed according to their relation with intrahepatic IVC and pericaval hematoma. Below renal hilar level, all hematomas contacting psoas muscle, observed in eight cases, were connected with retrorenal extension of anterior pararenal hematoma. At the suprarenal level, intrahepatic pericaval hematomas were not, in all 13 cases, connected with a hematoma contacting the diaphragm, but with a perirenal hematoma. At the upper suprarenal level, the only pericaval hematomas containing a medial component of perirenal hematoma extended superiorly to the upper one third of the tenth thoracic vertebral body. The anterior renal fascia envelops perirenal space except in its medial aspect. In the upper suprarenal region, the anterior and posterior planes of the anterior renal fascia unite to fuse with diaphragmatic fascia, but along the medial aspect they fuse with intrahepatic pericaval connective tissue and posteromedial diaphragm, respectively

  16. Sonographically Diagnosed Vault Hematomas Following Vaginal Hysterectomy and Its Correlation with Postoperative Morbidity

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    Cem Dane

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective. Our aim is to investigate sonographically detectable vault hematomas after vaginal hysterectomy and its relation to postoperative morbidity. Methods. We studied a group of 103 women who had undergone vaginal hysterectomy for benign causes apart from uterovaginal prolapse. Transabdominal ultrasound examinations were carried out 24 to 72 hours after surgery to assess the presence of vault hematomas. Ultrasound findings were correlated with clinical data and postoperative morbidity. Results. The incidence of vault hematoma was found 19.4% in present study. In these patients, 40% (8/20 had fever while only 2.4% (2/83 of cases without vault hematoma suffered from fever. Out of all women having vault hematoma, 70% (14/20 had small-sized hematoma and 30% (6/20 had large-sized hematoma. Fifty percent of patients (3/6 with large-sized hematoma, as compared to only 35% (5/14 with small-sized hematoma, suffered from febrile morbidity. Large-sized hematomas drained by vaginally, while all small-sized pelvic hematomas managed by watchful expectancy successfully. The significant difference was found mean hemoglobin drop and postoperative stay in the hematoma group or without hematoma group. Conclusion. Sonographic detection of vaginal vault fluid collection is common after hysterectomy, but such a finding rarely indicates additional treatment. Though febrile morbidity was more in cases with vault hematoma, the number of such patients was too small to be significant. Vaginal ultrasound examination should not be performed routinely after hysterectomy.

  17. Age determination of vessel wall hematoma in spontaneous cervical artery dissection: A multi-sequence 3T Cardiovascular Magnetic resonance study

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    Habs Maximilian

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previously proposed classifications for carotid plaque and cerebral parenchymal hemorrhages are used to estimate the age of hematoma according to its signal intensities on T1w and T2w MR images. Using these classifications, we systematically investigated the value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR in determining the age of vessel wall hematoma (VWH in patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissection (sCAD. Methods 35 consecutive patients (mean age 43.6 ± 9.8 years with sCAD received a cervical multi-sequence 3T CMR with fat-saturated black-blood T1w-, T2w- and TOF images. Age of sCAD was defined as time between onset of symptoms (stroke, TIA or Horner's syndrome and the CMR scan. VWH were categorized into hyperacute, acute, early subacute, late subacute and chronic based on their signal intensities on T1w- and T2w images. Results The mean age of sCAD was 2.0, 5.8, 15.7 and 58.7 days in patients with acute, early subacute, late subacute and chronic VWH as classified by CMR (p Conclusions Signal intensities of VWH in sCAD vary over time and multi-sequence CMR can help to determine the age of an arterial dissection. Furthermore, findings of this study suggest that the time course of carotid hematomas differs from that of cerebral hematomas.

  18. Analysis on the risk factors of bacterial meningitis complicated with subdural effusion

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    Full Text Available Objective To investigate the risk factors of bacterial meningitis complicated with subdural effusion.  Methods The clinical data of children with bacterial meningitis in our hospital were collected and analyzed retrospectively. Logistic regression analysis was used to investigate the risk factors for subdural effusion.  Results A total of 128 cases were divided into control group (N = 64 and subdural effusion group (N = 64. There was no significant difference on serum erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, C-reactive protein (CRP, and white blood cell (WBC between 2 groups (P > 0.05, for all. Compared with control group, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF WBC (Z = 3.126, P = 0.003, CSF protein (Z = 4.928, P = 0.000 and serum procalcitonin (PCT; Z = 2.823, P = 0.007 in subdural effusion group were significantly higher, while CSF glucose (t = 2.166, P = 0.033 was significantly lower. After treatment, CSF WBC (Z = 2.467, P = 0.012 in subdural effusion group was still significantly higher than that of control group, and CSF glucose (t = 4.938, P = 0.000 was still significantly lower. Logistic regression analysis showed that WBC in CSF (P = 0.027, CSF protein (P = 0.002 and serum PCT (P = 0.014 were independent risk factors for bacterial meningitis complicated with subdural effusion.  Conclusions CSF examination of children with bacterial meningitis reveals significant increase of CSF WBC, CSF protein and serum PCT, suggesting concurrent subdural effusion is easily occurred. DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1672-6731.2015.08.012

  19. Subdural enhancement on postoperative spinal MRI after resection of posterior cranial fossa tumours

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    Warmuth-Metz, M.; Solymosi, L. [Abteilung fuer Neuroradiologie, Klinikum der Bayerischen Julius Maximilians Universitaet, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 11, 97080, Wuerzburg (Germany); Kuehl, J. [Paediatric Oncology, Klinikum der Bayerischen Julius Maximilians Universitaet, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 11, 97080, Wuerzburg (Germany); Krauss, J. [Paediatric Neurosurgery, Klinikum der Bayerischen Julius Maximilians Universitaet, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 11, 97080, Wuerzburg (Germany)

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    In malignant brain tumours which may disseminate staging, usually by cranial and spinal MRI is necessary. If MRI is performed in the postoperative period pitfalls should be considered. Nonspecific subdural contrast enhancement on spinal staging MRI is rarely reported after resection of posterior fossa tumours, which may be mistaken for dissemination of malignancy. We investigated the frequency of spinal subdural enhancement after posterior cranial fossa neurosurgery in children. We reviewed 53 postoperative spinal MRI studies performed for staging of paediatric malignant brain tumours, mainly infratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumours 2-40 days after surgery. There was contrast enhancement in the spinal subdural space in seven cases. This was not seen in any of eight patients who had been operated upon for a supratentorial tumour. After resection of 45 posterior cranial fossa tumours the frequency of subdural enhancement was 15.5%. MRI showing subdural enhancement was obtained up to 25 days postoperatively. No patient with subdural enhancement had cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examinations positive for tumour cells or developed dissemination of disease in the CSF. Because the characteristic appearances of subdural contrast enhancement, appropriate interpretation is possible; diagnosis of neoplastic meningitis should rarely be impeded. Because of the striking similarity to that in patients with a low CSF-pressure syndrome and in view of the fact that only resection of tumours of the posterior cranial fossa, usually associated with obstructive hydrocephalus, was followed by this type of enhancement one might suggest that rapid changes in CSF pressure are implicated, rather the effects of blood introduced into the spinal canal at surgery. (orig.)

  20. Spontaneous bacterial seeding of a biceps hematoma.

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    Frye, Benjamin; Prud'homme, Joseph; Daney, Blake

    2010-11-01

    A 19-year-old male construction worker presented with an injury to his left upper arm after lifting a heavy pipe. He reported an acute onset of sharp pain followed by swelling, warmth, and weakness with elbow flexion. The diagnosis of a distal biceps tendon rupture was made and elective repair was scheduled. Seventy-two hours later, the patient presented with a spontaneous draining wound on his anterior distal humerus. The wound was draining thick purulent material. The patient underwent surgery for irrigation and debridement of his abscess. Nearly 500 cc of hematoma and purulent fluid were evacuated. A large tear of both the biceps and brachialis muscle bellies were found. Cultures were obtained that revealed the infecting organism to be Streptococcus intermedius. Human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis-C virus testing were negative, and no history, signs, or symptoms of any cause of underlying immunodeficiency were detected. No signs or history of drug use were present. He was discharged home on culture-specific oral antibiotics. At 4-month postoperative follow-up, the patient reported no pain or limitations. He has returned to full duty at his job. Elbow range of motion was measured from 7° to 150° of flexion. Strength of elbow flexion and extension was symmetric to the uninjured side. Pronation and supination of the forearm was symmetric on both sides. He has been released from scheduled follow-up and will be seen again on an as-needed basis. PMID:21053873

  1. Post meningitis subdural hygroma: Anatomical and functional evaluation with 99mTc-ehylene cysteine dimer single photon emission tomography/computed tomography

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    Sharma, Punit; Mishra, Ajiv; Arora, Geetanjali; Tripathi, Madhavi; Bal, Chandrasekhar; Kumar, Rakesh

    2013-01-01

    Subdural hygroma is the collection of cerebrospinal fluid in the subdural space. Most often these resolve spontaneously. However, in cases with neurological complications surgical drainage may be needed. We here, present the case of an 8-year-old boy with post meningitis subdural hygroma. 99mTc-ehylene cysteine dimer (99mTc-ECD) hybrid single photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) carried out in this patient, demonstrated the subdural hygroma as well as the associated cereb...

  2. Hematoma subcapsular por Fasciolasis Liver subcapsular hematoma caused by Fasciola hepática. Report of one case

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    JUAN L MORALES G

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    Full Text Available Presentamos el caso de una paciente de sexo femenino de 60 años de edad, ingresada en nuestro centro hospitalario por cuadro agudo de dolor abdominal en hipocondrio derecho asociado a vómitos y fiebre. Destaca la presencia de leucocitosis con eosinofilia de 56%. La tomografía computanzada abdominal muestra una colección subcapsular hepática. Durante su evolución presenta abdomen agudo, realizándose una laparoscopía exploratoria que confirma un hematoma subcapsular con presencia de hemopentoneo de escasa cuantía. La serología confirma infección por fasciola hepática. Se realizó su tratamiento con triclabendazol en monodosis. Además, realizamos una revisión de la literatura nacional e internacional sobre el tema, sus manifestaciones clínicas, métodos diagnósticos y tratamiento.We report a 60 years oíd female admitted for pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, vomiting and fever. Initial laboratory showed leukocytosis with 56% of eosinophils. An abdominal CAT sean showed a subcapsular fluid collection in the liver. The patient was operated and the presence of a subcapsular hematoma was confirmed. Blood serological tests were positive for Fasciola hepática. The patient was treated with tricabendazole and after one year of follow up, is in good conditions.

  3. Hematoma subcapsular por Fasciolasis / Liver subcapsular hematoma caused by Fasciola hepática. Report of one case

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    JUAN L, MORALES G; RENATO, ARRIAGADA H; LUIS, SALAS G; CARLOS, MORALES A; FELIPE, FUENTES A; ROBERTO, SANTANA.

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    Full Text Available Presentamos el caso de una paciente de sexo femenino de 60 años de edad, ingresada en nuestro centro hospitalario por cuadro agudo de dolor abdominal en hipocondrio derecho asociado a vómitos y fiebre. Destaca la presencia de leucocitosis con eosinofilia de 56%. La tomografía computanzada abdominal [...] muestra una colección subcapsular hepática. Durante su evolución presenta abdomen agudo, realizándose una laparoscopía exploratoria que confirma un hematoma subcapsular con presencia de hemopentoneo de escasa cuantía. La serología confirma infección por fasciola hepática. Se realizó su tratamiento con triclabendazol en monodosis. Además, realizamos una revisión de la literatura nacional e internacional sobre el tema, sus manifestaciones clínicas, métodos diagnósticos y tratamiento. Abstract in english We report a 60 years oíd female admitted for pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, vomiting and fever. Initial laboratory showed leukocytosis with 56% of eosinophils. An abdominal CAT sean showed a subcapsular fluid collection in the liver. The patient was operated and the presence of a s [...] ubcapsular hematoma was confirmed. Blood serological tests were positive for Fasciola hepática. The patient was treated with tricabendazole and after one year of follow up, is in good conditions.

  4. Hematoma esofágico intramural: de la disección a la perforación / Intramural esophageal hematoma: Dissection of the perforation

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    Martin, Gómez Zuleta; Álvaro, Rodríguez Gómez; Amaranto, Siado.

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    Full Text Available El hematoma esofágico intramural es una entidad infrecuente, con pocos casos registrados en la literatura. Existen factores de riesgo que favorecen la aparición de esta condición como las náuseas y el vómito. Su presentación clínica más frecuente es la tríada de hematemesis, disfagia y dolor torácic [...] o. El tratamiento es conservador en la mayoría de los casos. En este trabajo presentamos nuestra experiencia en 7 casos recolectados durante los últimos 8 años, en los cuales se puede apreciar todo el espectro de la enfermedad desde la disección submucosa hasta la perforación del esófago Abstract in english Intramural esophageal hematomas are rare with few cases reported in the literature. Risk factors that affect the incidence of this condition include nausea and vomiting, but its most common clinical presentation is the triad of hematemesis, dysphagia and chest pain. Conservative treatment is best in [...] most cases. We present our experience in 7 cases collected during the last 8 years in which you can see the entire spectrum of the disease from submucosal dissection to perforation of the esophagus

  5. Hematoma esofágico intramural: de la disección a la perforación Intramural esophageal hematoma: Dissection of the perforation

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    Martin Gómez Zuleta

    Full Text Available El hematoma esofágico intramural es una entidad infrecuente, con pocos casos registrados en la literatura. Existen factores de riesgo que favorecen la aparición de esta condición como las náuseas y el vómito. Su presentación clínica más frecuente es la tríada de hematemesis, disfagia y dolor torácico. El tratamiento es conservador en la mayoría de los casos. En este trabajo presentamos nuestra experiencia en 7 casos recolectados durante los últimos 8 años, en los cuales se puede apreciar todo el espectro de la enfermedad desde la disección submucosa hasta la perforación del esófagoIntramural esophageal hematomas are rare with few cases reported in the literature. Risk factors that affect the incidence of this condition include nausea and vomiting, but its most common clinical presentation is the triad of hematemesis, dysphagia and chest pain. Conservative treatment is best in most cases. We present our experience in 7 cases collected during the last 8 years in which you can see the entire spectrum of the disease from submucosal dissection to perforation of the esophagus

  6. Hematoma epidural secundario a anestesia espinal: Tratamiento conservador / Epidural hematoma secondary to spinal anesthesia: Conservative treatment

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    M., Bermejo; E., Castañón; P., Fervienza; F., Cosío; M., Carpintero; M. L., Díaz-Fernández.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El hematoma epidural secundario a una anestesia neuroaxial es una complicación poco frecuente, pero de gran trascendencia tanto por sus implicaciones clínicas como por las médico legales; según algunos autores su incidencia puede oscilar entre 1/190.000-1/200.000 para las punciones per [...] idurales y 1/320.000 en el caso de las espinales. El aspecto prioritario en su manejo terapéutico es el del diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz, antes de las 6-12 primeras horas. No obstante, en determinados pacientes como en el caso que presentamos puede no ser precisa la cirugía, resolviéndose el cuadro con tratamiento conservador. Caso clínico: Varón de 73 años, ASA IV, con antecedentes de cirrosis con hipertensión portal, hiperesplenismo, EPOC, obesidad, cardiopatía hipertensiva e insuficiencia tricuspídea. Se programa para alcoholización prostática al haber sido desechada la cirugía. En la analítica preoperatoria destacaba una actividad de protrombina del 80% y 90.000 plaquetas. Se realizaron varios intentos fallidos de punción espinal, finalmente fue precisa una anestesia general con ventilación espontánea mediante mascarilla laríngea, propofol, fentanilo y sevoflurano. A las 36 horas, comienza la clínica en forma de dolor intenso lumbar, sin irradiación y arreflexia cutáneo plantar, confirmándose en la RMN la presencia de un hematoma epidural de L1 a L4. Ante la ausencia de paraparesia flácida, afectación esfinteriana u otros signos sensitivo-motores y tras consulta con la Unidad de Raquis y con el Servicio de Neurología se decide tratamiento conservador y actitud expectante en forma de analgesia y monitorización neurológica estricta, clínica y radiológica. Evolucionando favorablemente en los siguientes días. Discusión: Determinadas condiciones clínicas pueden influir en la aparición de un hematoma tras la realización de un bloqueo regional central: heparinas de bajo peso molecular, punciones dificultosas, cirugía vertebral previa, hepatopatías, fármacos, etc. El tratamiento quirúrgico en forma de laminectomía descompresiva realizada de forma precoz suele ser necesario y es el tratamiento de elección en muchas ocasiones, pero en determinadas condiciones como la que nos ocupa, sin síntomas compresivos, sin un carácter progresivo o bien que estos disminuyan rápidamente, puede optarse por un tratamiento conservador en forma de analgesia y corticoterapia, siempre bajo un estricto control que permita actuar de forma rápida ante cualquier eventualidad negativa en su evolución. Abstract in english Introduction: Epidural hematoma secondary to neuroaxial anesthesia is a rare complication, but highly relevant due to its clinical and medico-legal implications. According to some authors, its incidence can reach 1/190,000-1/200,000 for peridural punctures and 1/320,000 for spinal punctures. Early d [...] iagnosis and treatment within the first 6-12 hours is the main aspect related to its therapeutic management. However, in some cases such as the one reported here, surgery is not required and the patient can be managed with a conservative treatment. Clinical case: A 73-year-old patient, ASA IV, with a history of cirrhosis associated to portal hypertension, hypersplenism, COPD, obesity, hypertensive cardiopathy and tricuspid failure. He was scheduled for prostate alcoholization after ruling out surgery. Preoperative blood analyses showed a prothrombin activity of 80% and 90,000 platelets. Several failed attempts of spinal puncture were done, but general anesthesia was finally required with spontaneous ventilation through laryngeal mudpack, propofol, fentanyl and sevoflurane. Clinical manifestations appeared after 36 hours, with non-irradiated severe lumbar pain and plantar cutaneous areflexia. The presence of epidural hematoma at the L1-L4 level was confirmed through NMR. Given the absence of flaccid paraparesis, sphincter involvement or other sensitive-motor signs and after consultation with the Rachis Unit and the Neurology Service, a conservative treatment an

  7. Hematoma epidural secundario a anestesia espinal: Tratamiento conservador Epidural hematoma secondary to spinal anesthesia: Conservative treatment

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    M. Bermejo

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El hematoma epidural secundario a una anestesia neuroaxial es una complicación poco frecuente, pero de gran trascendencia tanto por sus implicaciones clínicas como por las médico legales; según algunos autores su incidencia puede oscilar entre 1/190.000-1/200.000 para las punciones peridurales y 1/320.000 en el caso de las espinales. El aspecto prioritario en su manejo terapéutico es el del diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz, antes de las 6-12 primeras horas. No obstante, en determinados pacientes como en el caso que presentamos puede no ser precisa la cirugía, resolviéndose el cuadro con tratamiento conservador. Caso clínico: Varón de 73 años, ASA IV, con antecedentes de cirrosis con hipertensión portal, hiperesplenismo, EPOC, obesidad, cardiopatía hipertensiva e insuficiencia tricuspídea. Se programa para alcoholización prostática al haber sido desechada la cirugía. En la analítica preoperatoria destacaba una actividad de protrombina del 80% y 90.000 plaquetas. Se realizaron varios intentos fallidos de punción espinal, finalmente fue precisa una anestesia general con ventilación espontánea mediante mascarilla laríngea, propofol, fentanilo y sevoflurano. A las 36 horas, comienza la clínica en forma de dolor intenso lumbar, sin irradiación y arreflexia cutáneo plantar, confirmándose en la RMN la presencia de un hematoma epidural de L1 a L4. Ante la ausencia de paraparesia flácida, afectación esfinteriana u otros signos sensitivo-motores y tras consulta con la Unidad de Raquis y con el Servicio de Neurología se decide tratamiento conservador y actitud expectante en forma de analgesia y monitorización neurológica estricta, clínica y radiológica. Evolucionando favorablemente en los siguientes días. Discusión: Determinadas condiciones clínicas pueden influir en la aparición de un hematoma tras la realización de un bloqueo regional central: heparinas de bajo peso molecular, punciones dificultosas, cirugía vertebral previa, hepatopatías, fármacos, etc. El tratamiento quirúrgico en forma de laminectomía descompresiva realizada de forma precoz suele ser necesario y es el tratamiento de elección en muchas ocasiones, pero en determinadas condiciones como la que nos ocupa, sin síntomas compresivos, sin un carácter progresivo o bien que estos disminuyan rápidamente, puede optarse por un tratamiento conservador en forma de analgesia y corticoterapia, siempre bajo un estricto control que permita actuar de forma rápida ante cualquier eventualidad negativa en su evolución.Introduction: Epidural hematoma secondary to neuroaxial anesthesia is a rare complication, but highly relevant due to its clinical and medico-legal implications. According to some authors, its incidence can reach 1/190,000-1/200,000 for peridural punctures and 1/320,000 for spinal punctures. Early diagnosis and treatment within the first 6-12 hours is the main aspect related to its therapeutic management. However, in some cases such as the one reported here, surgery is not required and the patient can be managed with a conservative treatment. Clinical case: A 73-year-old patient, ASA IV, with a history of cirrhosis associated to portal hypertension, hypersplenism, COPD, obesity, hypertensive cardiopathy and tricuspid failure. He was scheduled for prostate alcoholization after ruling out surgery. Preoperative blood analyses showed a prothrombin activity of 80% and 90,000 platelets. Several failed attempts of spinal puncture were done, but general anesthesia was finally required with spontaneous ventilation through laryngeal mudpack, propofol, fentanyl and sevoflurane. Clinical manifestations appeared after 36 hours, with non-irradiated severe lumbar pain and plantar cutaneous areflexia. The presence of epidural hematoma at the L1-L4 level was confirmed through NMR. Given the absence of flaccid paraparesis, sphincter involvement or other sensitive-motor signs and after consultation with the Rachis Unit and the Neurology Service, a conservative treatment and an expecting attitude were agreed

  8. Empiema subdural secundario a sinusitis: Descripción de un caso pediátrico / Subdural empyema secondary to sinusitis: A pediatric case report

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    A., Herrero; I., San Martín; L., Moreno; M., Herranz; J.C., García; E., Bernaola.

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    Full Text Available Presentamos el caso de un varón de 9 años derivado al servicio de Urgencias por proptosis ocular derecha y cefalea progresiva en el contexto de una sinusitis, diagnosticado dos días antes por clínica y radiología compatible y en tratamiento con amoxicilina-clavulánico. A la exploración física destac [...] a proptosis derecha con ligera limitación para la mirada conjugada. Con la sospecha de una posible complicación neurológica de la sinusitis, se realiza tomografía axial computarizada (TAC) craneal, observando empiema subdural frontal derecho. Ingresa para tratamiento antibiótico endovenoso con cefotaxima, vancomicina y metronidazol. Es valorado por los servicios de Neurocirugía, Cirugía Maxilofacial y Otorrinolaringología (ORL) infantil, decidiéndose únicamente drenaje del foco primario, con actitud neuroquirúrgica expectante. El paciente evoluciona favorablemente con progresiva desaparición de los síntomas. Se realizan resonancias magnéticas periódicas, que muestran clara mejoría hasta resolución completa del empiema. Tras 4 semanas de antibioterapia iv., y tras la normalización clínica y radiológica, el paciente es dado de alta. Abstract in english We present the case of 9 year old male referred to the A and E service with right ocular proptosis and progressive migraine in the context of a sinusitis diagnosed two days earlier by compatible clinical and radiological tests, and receiving treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid. Physcial explo [...] ration revealed right ocular proptosis with a slight limitation for conjugate gaze. Facing the suspicion of a possible neurological complication of the sinusitis, cranial computer aided tomography (CAT) was carried out, with right frontal subdural empyema observed. He was admitted for intravenous antibiotic treatment with cefotaxime, vancomicin and metronidazole. He was evaluated by child Neurosurgery, Maxillofacial Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) services; the decision was taken to only drain the primary focus, while an expectant neurosurgical attitude was maintained. The patient evolved favourably with a progressive disappearance of the symptoms. Periodical magnetic resonances were carried out, which showed a clear improvement up until the complete resolution of the empyema. Following four weeks of antibiotherapy iv., and after clinical and radiological normalization, the patient was discharged.

  9. Intracranial Subdural Empyema: A 10-Year Case Series

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    French, Heath; Schaefer, Nathan; Keijzers, Gerben; Barison, David; Olson, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    Background Intracranial subdural empyema (ISDE) is a pyogenic infection located in the space between the dura and arachnoid mater. Early diagnosis, prompt initiation of antimicrobial therapy, and surgical drainage are essential to reduce morbidity and mortality. This case series analyzes the presentation and management of ISDE in Queensland, Australia, over a 10-year period. Methods Thirty-six patients with ISDE were treated at Gold Coast University Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Townsville Hospital, and Royal Brisbane Hospital. The patients' medical records were analyzed to ascertain patient demographics, etiology, presentation, and management. Results A slight male preponderance occurred in the cohort of 36 patients with ISDE. The most common source of infection was a neurosurgical procedure, followed by sinusitis and otogenic sources. Headache, fever, and altered sensorium were the most common clinical triad of symptoms, present in 19 (53%) patients. Craniotomy was performed as the initial surgical procedure in 28 (88%) of the 32 patients who required surgery. Seizure prophylaxis was given to 25 (69%) patients, with 8 (32%) of those patients having seizures during their hospitalizations despite this therapy. Five (14%) patients required readmission and a second craniotomy because of failed resolution of the ISDE. Conclusion Altered sensorium, fever, vomiting, and headache should alert the clinician to the possibility of ISDE. A history of neurosurgery, sinusitis, otitis media, or skull trauma increases the likelihood of this differential. Management includes sensitive antibiotic therapy and surgical drainage. Compared with burr hole, craniotomy is associated with less recurrence of ISDE. PMID:24940128

  10. Delayed Occurrence of Escherichia coli Subdural Empyema Following Head Injury in an Elderly Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review.

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    Munusamy, Thangaraj; Dinesh, Shree Kumar

    2015-07-01

    Subdural empyema is a rare but serious intracranial infection that warrants prompt management to reduce morbidity and avoid mortality. However, clinical and radiologic features may be subtle or ambivalent. Thus a diagnosis of subdural empyema should not be discounted, especially in a patient with a history of head trauma. Treatment consists of surgery to establish bacteriologic identification and subsequently guide antibiotic therapy. Here we present a case of delayed Escherichia coli subdural empyema following a head injury in an elderly patient without significant risk factors. Computed tomography imaging was equivocal for subdural empyema. The patient underwent surgery and was treated with intravenous antibiotic therapy. Although initial improvement in the patient's clinical condition was observed, he eventually succumbed to nosocomial pneumonia. In this article, we discuss the presentation, diagnostic tools, and treatment options for subdural empyema with an emphasis on the challenges. The management conundrum that follows prompted us subsequently to review the literature. PMID:26251817

  11. Spontaneous Extradural Hematoma Caused by Dural Hemangioma: Case Report

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    Abrar WANI

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Acute intracranial extradural hematoma in absence of trauma is a rare entity with only few cases reported in literature. The various causes reported include: vascular malformation of dura, coagulopathies, sinus infection, middle ear or orbital infection, and tumor. We report a case of spontaneous extradural hematoma due to vascular malformation of dura . A 35 year old male patient presented with sudden onset of loss of consciousness. On examination, the patient was comatose with a Glasgow Coma Score of 3. Urgent CT scan revealed a large extradural hematoma, for which he was operated . Intraoperatively he had a torrentally bleeding vascular lesion (hemangioma. We ligated external carotid artery and than only we could remove the tumor. He was gradually weaned off from ventillator and was later on discharged from hospital. He continues to be in vegetative state till last follow up.

  12. Acute cervical epidural hematoma: case report Hematoma epidural cervical agudo: relato de caso

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    GUILHERME BORGES

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    Full Text Available A 74 year-old patient with a nocturnal onset of neck and chest pain was brought to an emergency clinic. Physical examination and cardiac assessment were normal. Three hours after the addmittance, a flaccid paralysis of the four limbs supervened. Suspecting of an unusual onset of central nervous system infection, a lumbar puncture was performed, yielding 20 ml of normal cerebrospinal fluid. Thirty oinutes after the puncture, the patient completely regained neurological funcion. He was then referred to a General Hospital where a computed tomography (CT scan was done showing a large cervical epidural bleeding in the posterolateral region of C4/C5 extending to C7/Th1, along with a C6 vertebral body hemangioma. A magnetic resonance imaging revealed the same CT findings. A normal selective angiography of vertebral arteries, carotid arteries and thyreocervical trunk was carried out. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (ASSEH is a rare but dramatic cause of neurological impairment. In this article we report a fortunate case of complete recovery after an unusual spine cord decompression. We also review the current literature concerning diagnosis and treatment of ASSEH.Paciente de 74 anos acordou à noite sentindo fortes dores na região da nuca acompanhadas de ansiedade e desconforto torácico e respiratório. A internação emergencial em clinica cardiológica não demonstrou problemas cardíacos. Com a progressão do quadro neurológico traduzida por quadriplegia severa foi realizada uma punção lombar para afastar hipótese de meningite, sendo retirados cerca de 20 ml de liquor. Trinta minutos imediatamente após a punção lombar foi observada completa remissão do déficit neurológico. Transferido para um hospital geral a tomografia computadorizada demonstrou extenso hematoma epidural espinal em nivel C4/C5 com extensão a C7/Th1, bem como hemangioma do sexto corpo vertebral (C6. A ressonância magnética demonstrou as mesmas lesões. Observando-se os parâmetros clínicos e neurológicos, optou-se por tratamento conservador. Dezoito meses após este episódio o paciente se apresenta normal, sem deficit residual. Neste artigo, relatamos um caso de completa recuperação de déficit neurológico devido a hematoma epidural espinal, após forma não usual de descompressão medular.

  13. Acute cervical epidural hematoma: case report / Hematoma epidural cervical agudo: relato de caso

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    GUILHERME, BORGES; LEONARDO, BONILHA; MARCOS VINICIUS CALFAT, MALDAUM; JOSÉ RIBEIRO, MENEZES; VERÔNICA, ZANARDI.

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Paciente de 74 anos acordou à noite sentindo fortes dores na região da nuca acompanhadas de ansiedade e desconforto torácico e respiratório. A internação emergencial em clinica cardiológica não demonstrou problemas cardíacos. Com a progressão do quadro neurológico traduzida por quadriplegia severa f [...] oi realizada uma punção lombar para afastar hipótese de meningite, sendo retirados cerca de 20 ml de liquor. Trinta minutos imediatamente após a punção lombar foi observada completa remissão do déficit neurológico. Transferido para um hospital geral a tomografia computadorizada demonstrou extenso hematoma epidural espinal em nivel C4/C5 com extensão a C7/Th1, bem como hemangioma do sexto corpo vertebral (C6). A ressonância magnética demonstrou as mesmas lesões. Observando-se os parâmetros clínicos e neurológicos, optou-se por tratamento conservador. Dezoito meses após este episódio o paciente se apresenta normal, sem deficit residual. Neste artigo, relatamos um caso de completa recuperação de déficit neurológico devido a hematoma epidural espinal, após forma não usual de descompressão medular. Abstract in english A 74 year-old patient with a nocturnal onset of neck and chest pain was brought to an emergency clinic. Physical examination and cardiac assessment were normal. Three hours after the addmittance, a flaccid paralysis of the four limbs supervened. Suspecting of an unusual onset of central nervous syst [...] em infection, a lumbar puncture was performed, yielding 20 ml of normal cerebrospinal fluid. Thirty oinutes after the puncture, the patient completely regained neurological funcion. He was then referred to a General Hospital where a computed tomography (CT) scan was done showing a large cervical epidural bleeding in the posterolateral region of C4/C5 extending to C7/Th1, along with a C6 vertebral body hemangioma. A magnetic resonance imaging revealed the same CT findings. A normal selective angiography of vertebral arteries, carotid arteries and thyreocervical trunk was carried out. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (ASSEH) is a rare but dramatic cause of neurological impairment. In this article we report a fortunate case of complete recovery after an unusual spine cord decompression. We also review the current literature concerning diagnosis and treatment of ASSEH.

  14. Prediction and observation of post-admission hematoma expansion in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage

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    Ovesen, Christian; Havsteen, Inger

    2014-01-01

    Post-admission hematoma expansion in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) comprises a simultaneous major clinical problem and a possible target for medical intervention. In any case, the ability to predict and observe hematoma expansion is of great clinical importance. We review radiological concepts in predicting and observing post-admission hematoma expansion. Hematoma expansion can be observed within the first 24?h after symptom onset, but predominantly occurs in the early hours. Thus capturing markers of on-going bleeding on imaging techniques could predict hematoma expansion. The spot sign observed on computed tomography angiography is believed to represent on-going bleeding and is to date the most well investigated and reliable radiological predictor of hematoma expansion as well as functional outcome and mortality. On non-contrast CT, the presence of foci of hypoattenuation within the hematoma along with the hematoma-size is reported to be predictive of hematoma expansion and outcome. Because patients tend to arrive earlier to the hospital, a larger fraction of acute ICH-patients must be expected to undergo hematoma expansion. This renders observation and radiological follow-up investigations increasingly relevant. Transcranial duplex sonography has in recent years proven to be able to estimate hematoma volume with good precision and could be a valuable tool in bedside serial observation of acute ICH-patients. Future studies will elucidate, if better prediction and observation of post-admission hematoma expansion can help select patients, who will benefit from hemostatic treatment.

  15. Acute spontaneous subdural hemorrhage by cerebral aneurysmal rupture : report of two cases

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    Two cases of acute spontaneous subdural hemorrhage caused by cerebral aneurysmal rupture are presented. The patients' chief complaints were sudden bursting headache and comatose mentality. There was no history of trauma or proclivity for spontaneous bleeding, and CT scans of the brain indicated subdural hemorrhage without remarkable subarachnoid hemorrhage. In case 1, an aneurysm at the distal segment of the right anterior cerebral artery was identified by CT angiography ; the subdural hemorrhage was evacuated and the aneurysm surgically clipped. In case 2, an aneurysm at the junction of the anterior communicating artery and the right anterior cerebral artery was revealed by CT angiography and digital subtraction angiography, and Guglielmi detachable coil amortization of the aneurysm was performed

  16. An unusual case of neonatal meningococcal meningitis complicated by subdural empyema and hydrocephalus

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    Y, Ramsamy; P, Mahabeer; M, Archary; R A, Bobat; Y M, Coovadia.

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    Full Text Available Neisseria meningitidis is a leading cause of pyogenic meningitis worldwide, as well as causing large epidemics in parts of Africa. With the dramatic decline in cases of Haemophilus influenzae B, N. meningitidis has emerged as one of the most common causes of acute bacterial meningitis in children an [...] d adults in South Africa. However, it remains an uncommon cause of meningitis in the neonatal period. Subdural empyema together with hydrocephalus has been infrequently described as a complication of meningococcal meningitis. We report a rare case of neonatal meningococcal meningitis, complicated by subdural empyema and hydrocephalus. To the best of our knowledge only a few cases of neonatal meningococcal meningitis have been reported from South Africa, with none of these cases having the complication of subdural empyema.

  17. Subdural effusions and lack of early pontocerebellar hypoplasia in siblings with RARS2 mutations.

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    Kastrissianakis, Katherina; Anand, Geetha; Quaghebeur, Gerardine; Price, Sue; Prabhakar, Prab; Marinova, Jasmina; Brown, Garry; McShane, Tony

    2013-12-01

    Mutations in the recently described RARS2 gene encoding for mitochondrial arginyl-transfer RNA synthetase give rise to a disorder characterised by early onset seizures, progressive microcephaly and developmental delay. The disorder was named pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 6 (PCH6) based on the corresponding radiological findings observed in the original cases. We report two siblings with the RARS2 mutation who displayed typical clinical features of PCH6, but who had distinct neuroimaging features. Early scans showed marked supratentorial, rather than infratentorial, atrophy, and the pons remained preserved throughout. One sibling also had bilateral subdural effusions at presentation. The deceleration in head growth pointed to an evolving genetic/metabolic process giving rise to cerebral atrophy and secondary subdural effusions. RARS2 mutations should be considered in infants presenting with seizures, subdural effusions, decelerating head growth and evidence of cerebral atrophy even in the absence of pontocerebellar hypoplasia on imaging. PMID:24047924

  18. Retrobulbar Hematoma in Blow-Out Fracture after Open Reduction

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    Ji Seon Cheon

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Retrobulbar hemorrhage, especially when associated with visual loss, is a rare but significant complication after facial bone reconstruction. In this article, two cases of retrobulbar hematoma after surgical repair of blow-out fracture are reported. In one patient, permanent loss of vision was involved, but with the other patient, we were able to prevent this by performing immediate decompression after definite diagnosis. We present our clinical experience with regard to the treatment process and method for prevention of retrobulbar hematoma using a scalp vein set tube and a negative pressure drainage system.

  19. Spontaneous retropharynegeal hematoma: A case report and literature overview

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    Ryu, Ji Hwa [Dept. of Radiology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-02-15

    A spontaneous retropharyngeal hematoma is a rare condition with a difficult diagnostic. This disease may rapidly progress to an airway obstruction. The author reports about a case of a 56-year-old man with an acute onset of sore throat, dysphonia and dyspnea. A retropharyngeal high attenuated soft tissue density could be seen on the neck CT. A rapid improvement of the retropharyngeal abnormality was seen on the 3 days follow-up MR imaging. Signal changes caused by blood products which were visible on the MRI images suggested the diagnosis of retropharyngeal hematoma. The patient was conservatively managed.

  20. Multiple remote epidural hematomas following pineal gland tumor resection

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    Lim, Jeong-Wook; Yang, Seung-Hwan; Lee, Jong-Soo; Song, Shi-Hun

    2010-01-01

    In cases of pineal tumor combined with obstructive hydrocephalus, preoperative ventriculostomy or ventriculoperitoneal shunting is typically required prior to tumor resection. The objectives of preoperative ventriculostomy are gradual reduction of intracranial pressure and consequent preoperative brain protection. Here we report a case of pineal tumor resection with preoperative ventriculostomy that was complicated by multiple epidural hematomas. While postoperative intracranial hemorrhage may occur at any site, it is rare in those areas remote from the operative field. In the present case, multiple remote sequential epidural hematomas developed following resection of a pineal gland tumor. We also discuss the pathophysiologic mechanisms and provide a literature review. PMID:21042518

  1. Multiple remote epidural hematomas following pineal gland tumor resection

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    Lim Jeong-Wook

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In cases of pineal tumor combined with obstructive hydrocephalus, preoperative ventriculostomy or ventriculoperitoneal shunting is typically required prior to tumor resection. The objectives of preoperative ventriculostomy are gradual reduction of intracranial pressure and consequent preoperative brain protection. Here we report a case of pineal tumor resection with preoperative ventriculostomy that was complicated by multiple epidural hematomas. While postoperative intracranial hemorrhage may occur at any site, it is rare in those areas remote from the operative field. In the present case, multiple remote sequential epidural hematomas developed following resection of a pineal gland tumor. We also discuss the pathophysiologic mechanisms and provide a literature review.

  2. Two rare cases of intrahepatic subcapsular hematoma after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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    Minaya Bravo, Ana María; González González, Enrique; Ortíz Aguilar, Manuel; Larrañaga Barrera, Eduardo

    2010-12-01

    The appearance of subcapsular liver hematoma after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is an infrequent complication and seldom studied. Some cases have been connected to ketorolac given during surgery and after surgery. Other described causes are : hemangiomas or small iatrogenic lesions that could be aggravated by administration of ketorolac. Coagulation dysfunction like circulating heparin as seen in hemathological diseases is cause of bleeding after aggressive procedures. We describe two cases of subcapsular liver hematoma after LC, both of them have been given intravenous ketorolac and one of them had multiple myeloma. We discuss the causes and treatment of it. PMID:22131659

  3. HEMATOMA OF THE PROXIMAL NAIL FOLD. REPORT OF 41 CASES

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    Chang Patricia; Rodas Diaz Cecilia

    2011-01-01

    Background: The proximal fold is an important part of the nail apparatus it contributes to the formation of the nail plate and through the cuticle acts as an impermeable barrier protecting it from any cause.Objective: To know the proximal nail fold hematoma caused by the use of pulse oximeter.Material and Methods: A descriptive study was conducted in 41 patients with proximal nail hematoma secondary to the use of oximetry in patients hospitalized in the Intermediate and Intensive Care Unit at...

  4. Sickle cell disease with orbital infarction and epidural hematoma

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    Naran, A.D.; Fontana, L. [Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (United States)

    2001-04-01

    Although bone infarction is a common feature in sickle cell disease, the involvement of the orbit is an unusual complication. Intracranial bleeding is another uncommon and serious complication. Few cases of orbital infarction alone have been reported. We report imaging findings (CT, bone scan, MRI) in a 16-year-old boy with sickle cell disease with orbital infarction and epidural hematoma. The precise cause of epidural hematoma is not well known, but it is probably related to vaso-occlusive episodes and the tearing of small vessels. (orig.)

  5. Sickle cell disease with orbital infarction and epidural hematoma

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    Although bone infarction is a common feature in sickle cell disease, the involvement of the orbit is an unusual complication. Intracranial bleeding is another uncommon and serious complication. Few cases of orbital infarction alone have been reported. We report imaging findings (CT, bone scan, MRI) in a 16-year-old boy with sickle cell disease with orbital infarction and epidural hematoma. The precise cause of epidural hematoma is not well known, but it is probably related to vaso-occlusive episodes and the tearing of small vessels. (orig.)

  6. Giant splenic hematoma can be a hidden condition

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    Jensen, Kristian Kiim; Hangaard, Stine

    2014-01-01

    An otherwise healthy 28-year old male presented to his general practitioner with dyspnoea in the morning and abdominal discomfort through months. Four months earlier, he had experienced a blunt trauma to the left side of his abdomen. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a splenic hematoma and the patient was admitted to hospital. Vital signs were normal, and blood samples revealed a marginal anaemia and elevated C-reactive protein, but were otherwise normal. Computed tomography showed an 18 centimetre wide splenic hematoma. The patient was referred to another hospital for conservative treatment in the outpatient clinic.

  7. Migration of an extradural catheter into the subdural space. A case report.

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    Abouleish, E; Goldstein, M

    1986-10-01

    After repeated, successful extradural injections in a parturient, the extradural catheter migrated into the subdural space. The injection of 3% chloroprocaine 10 ml resulted in an extensive block, which extended to the cranial nerves and paralysed the respiratory muscles. The position of the catheter tip was confirmed by fluoroscopy. Subdural injection should always be suspected when tests for subarachnoid injection are negative, but an extensive block occurs gradually within 15-20 min. Respiration and circulation should be supported until the block regresses. PMID:3768232

  8. [Interhemispheric subdural empyema in a patient with allergic rhinitis, pansinusitis and acute excerbation of frontal sinusitis].

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    Inutsuka, M; Wada, M; Goto, K; Haigo, A; Izumi, T

    1999-11-01

    We reported a 10-year-old boy with an interhemispheric subdural empyema caused by acute excerbation of frontal sinusitis. He has suffered from allergic rhinitis and pansinusitis for years. He had fever and a generalized tonic-conic seizure, followed by prolonged consciousness disturbance and right hemiparesis. CT and MRI were useful to diagnose an interhemispheric subdural empyema, which showed a characteristic double-layer fluid collection pattern. Prompt diagnosis and treatment with craniotomy resulted in recovery without any neurological sequelae. His basic disorders, allergic rhinitis and pansinusitis, were successfully treated with macrolides and antiallergic drugs: pranlukast hydrate and sodium cromoglicate, administered per os and by inhalation, respectively. PMID:10565192

  9. Endoscopic Removal of Neonatal Acute Epidural Hematoma via Strip-Bending Osteoplastic Craniotomy. Technical Note.

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    Nakatogawa, Hirokazu; Tanaka, Tokutaro; Inenaga, Chikanori; Fujimoto, Ayataka; Yamamoto, Takamichi

    2015-11-01

    We present a rare case of an acute epidural hematoma extending through a skull fracture into a cephalohematoma in a neonate. The epidural hematoma was caused by a fall after delivery. The neonate remained neurologically asymptomatic. A computed tomography scan 12 days after delivery showed the large-volume epidural hematoma with midline shift. We performed a strip-bending osteoplastic craniotomy and removed the epidural hematoma and external cephalohematoma under neuroendoscopic control. This is the first reported case of an acute epidural hematoma in a neonate treated successfully neuroendoscopically via a strip-bending craniotomy. PMID:26091115

  10. Hematoma de músculo iliopsoas na vigência de tratamento com varfarina Hematoma de músculo iliopsoas en la vigencia de tratamiento con warfarina Iliopsoas muscle hematoma during treatment with warfarin

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    Gabriel Zago; Marcelo Campos Appel-da-Silva; Luiz Claudio Danzmann

    2010-01-01

    A varfarina é droga amplamente utilizada na prevenção de fenômenos tromboembólicos e o conhecimento de seus efeitos adversos faz-se necessário para o acompanhamento dos pacientes. Embora o desenvolvimento de discrasias sanguíneas seja complicação potencial nesses pacientes, a ocorrência de sangramento retroperitoneal é rara. Este artigo discute o caso de um paciente que evoluiu com hematoma do músculo iliopsoas durante tratamento com a referida droga, pós-implante de prótese aórtica metálica,...

  11. Multiple remote epidural hematomas following pineal gland tumor resection

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    Lim Jeong-Wook; Yang Seung-Hwan; Lee Jong-Soo; Song Shi-Hun

    2010-01-01

    In cases of pineal tumor combined with obstructive hydrocephalus, preoperative ventriculostomy or ventriculoperitoneal shunting is typically required prior to tumor resection. The objectives of preoperative ventriculostomy are gradual reduction of intracranial pressure and consequent preoperative brain protection. Here we report a case of pineal tumor resection with preoperative ventriculostomy that was complicated by multiple epidural hematomas. While postoperative intracranial hemorrhage ma...

  12. Diagnosis of subcapsular hematoma of the liver by scintigraphy

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    Beauchamp, J.M.; Belanger, M.A.; Neitzschman, H.R.

    1976-12-01

    The diagnosis of subcapsular hematoma of the liver following blunt abdominal trauma has assumed clinical importance with recent reports of improved mortality with conservative management. There is increasing use of hepatic scintigraphy in evaluation of upper abdominal trauma. Two recently observed cases are used to illustrate the typical findings in this entity.

  13. Diagnosis of subcapsular hematoma of the liver by scintigraphy

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    The diagnosis of subcapsular hematoma of the liver following blunt abdominal trauma has assumed clinical importance with recent reports of improved mortality with conservative management. There is increasing use of hepatic scintigraphy in evaluation of upper abdominal trauma. Two recently observed cases are used to illustrate the typical findings in this entity

  14. Fatal spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma in a patient with cirrhosis

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    McCarthy Danielle

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Rectus sheath hematoma (RSH is an uncommon and often misdiagnosed condition. This well-described entity is typically self-limited. In rare cases, the condition may be fatal. We report a case of a patient with cirrhosis who died of progressive RSH and its subsequent complications.

  15. HEMATOMA OF THE PROXIMAL NAIL FOLD. REPORT OF 41 CASES

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    Chang Patricia

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: The proximal fold is an important part of the nail apparatus it contributes to the formation of the nail plate and through the cuticle acts as an impermeable barrier protecting it from any cause.Objective: To know the proximal nail fold hematoma caused by the use of pulse oximeter.Material and Methods: A descriptive study was conducted in 41 patients with proximal nail hematoma secondary to the use of oximetry in patients hospitalized in the Intermediate and Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital General de Enfermedades from December 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010.Results: We studied 41 patients with proximal nail fold hematoma secondary to the use of oximeter, 30 (73.1% were males and 11 (26.8% females. The numbers of fingers affected by pulse oximeter were in one digit. 30 (73.1% cases, in two digits 6 (14.6%, in three digits 3 (7.3%, in 4 digits 1 (2.4% and in 5 digits 1 (2.4% case. The most affected proximal nail fold was right index: 24 (58.5%, right middle 11 (26.8%, right ring 6 (14.6%, left index 12 (29.2%, and left middle 6 (14.6% cases.Conclusions: Hematomas of the proximal nail fold may be caused by different traumatisms. The use of pulse oximeter is one of them.

  16. Spontaneous subcapsular renal hematoma associated with caliceal diverticula

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    We present a case of spontaneous subcapsular renal hematoma in which the only abnormal finding was the presence of two caliceal diverticula. The study involved ultrasoun, IVU, CT, MR and arteriography. We briefly discuss the role of diagnostic imaging in these cases, providing a short review of the literature. (Author) 10 refs

  17. MR imaging and clinical findings of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma

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    Kim, Sam Soo [Seoul City Boramae Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Han, Moon Hee; Kim, Hyun Beom [College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [and others

    2000-01-01

    To describe the MR imaging and clinical findings of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma. The MR and clinical findings in six patients (M:F=3D4:2;adult:child=3D3:3) with spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma were reviewed. Five patients without any predisposing factor which might cause the condition and one with acute myelogenous leukemia were included. Emergency surgery was performed in two patients, and the other four were managed conservatively. The epidural lesion involved between three and seven vertebrae (mean:4.5), and relative to the spinal cord was located in the posterior-lateral (n=3D4), anterior (n=3D1), or right lateral (n=3D1) area. The hematoma was isointense (n=3D1) or hyperintense (n=3D5) with spinal cord on T1-weighted images, and hypointense (n=3D2) or hyperintense (n=3D4) on T2-weighted images. It was completely absorbed in four of five patients who underwent follow-up MR imaging, but not changed in one. The clinical outcome of these patients was complete recovery (n=3D4), spastic cerebral palsy (n=3D1), or unknown (n=3D1). Because of the lesion's characteristic signal intensity; MR imaging is very useful in the diagnosis and evaluation of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma. (author)

  18. Hematoma de músculo iliopsoas na vigência de tratamento com varfarina Hematoma de músculo iliopsoas en la vigencia de tratamiento con warfarina Iliopsoas muscle hematoma during treatment with warfarin

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    Gabriel Zago

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A varfarina é droga amplamente utilizada na prevenção de fenômenos tromboembólicos e o conhecimento de seus efeitos adversos faz-se necessário para o acompanhamento dos pacientes. Embora o desenvolvimento de discrasias sanguíneas seja complicação potencial nesses pacientes, a ocorrência de sangramento retroperitoneal é rara. Este artigo discute o caso de um paciente que evoluiu com hematoma do músculo iliopsoas durante tratamento com a referida droga, pós-implante de prótese aórtica metálica, com quadro clínico envolvendo importantes diagnósticos diferenciais.La warfarina es un fármaco ampliamente utilizado en la prevención de fenómenos tromboembólicos, y el conocimiento de sus efectos adversos se hace necesario para el seguimiento de los pacientes. Aunque el desarrollo de discrasias sanguíneas es la complicación potencial en estos pacientes, la ocurrencia de sangrado retroperitoneal es rara. Este artículo discute el caso de un paciente que evolucionó con hematoma del músculo ileopsoas durante tratamiento con el referido fármaco en el postimplante de prótesis mitral metálica, con cuadro clínico implicando importantes diagnósticos diferenciales.Warfarin is a widely used drug for the prevention of thromboembolic events. Knowledge of its adverse effects is necessary for patient follow-up. Although the development of blood dyscrasias is a potential complication in these patients, retroperitoneal bleeding is rare. This article reports the case of a patient who developed iliopsoas muscle hematoma during treatment with warfarin after implantation of a metallic prosthetic aortic valve. The clinical manifestations involved important differential diagnoses.

  19. Hematoma de músculo iliopsoas na vigência de tratamento com varfarina / Iliopsoas muscle hematoma during treatment with warfarin / Hematoma de músculo iliopsoas en la vigencia de tratamiento con warfarina

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    Gabriel, Zago; Marcelo Campos, Appel-da-Silva; Luiz Claudio, Danzmann.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A varfarina é droga amplamente utilizada na prevenção de fenômenos tromboembólicos e o conhecimento de seus efeitos adversos faz-se necessário para o acompanhamento dos pacientes. Embora o desenvolvimento de discrasias sanguíneas seja complicação potencial nesses pacientes, a ocorrência de sangramen [...] to retroperitoneal é rara. Este artigo discute o caso de um paciente que evoluiu com hematoma do músculo iliopsoas durante tratamento com a referida droga, pós-implante de prótese aórtica metálica, com quadro clínico envolvendo importantes diagnósticos diferenciais. Abstract in spanish La warfarina es un fármaco ampliamente utilizado en la prevención de fenómenos tromboembólicos, y el conocimiento de sus efectos adversos se hace necesario para el seguimiento de los pacientes. Aunque el desarrollo de discrasias sanguíneas es la complicación potencial en estos pacientes, la ocurrenc [...] ia de sangrado retroperitoneal es rara. Este artículo discute el caso de un paciente que evolucionó con hematoma del músculo ileopsoas durante tratamiento con el referido fármaco en el postimplante de prótesis mitral metálica, con cuadro clínico implicando importantes diagnósticos diferenciales. Abstract in english Warfarin is a widely used drug for the prevention of thromboembolic events. Knowledge of its adverse effects is necessary for patient follow-up. Although the development of blood dyscrasias is a potential complication in these patients, retroperitoneal bleeding is rare. This article reports the case [...] of a patient who developed iliopsoas muscle hematoma during treatment with warfarin after implantation of a metallic prosthetic aortic valve. The clinical manifestations involved important differential diagnoses.

  20. Recurrent subdural hygromas after foramen magnum decompression for Chiari Type I malformation.

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    Pereira, Erlick A C; Steele, Louise F; Magdum, Shailendra A

    2014-06-01

    A paediatric case of foramen magnum decompression for Chiari Type I malformation complicated by recurrent subdural hygromas (SH) and raised intracranial pressure without ventriculomegaly is described. SH pathogenesis is discussed, with consideration given to arachnoid fenestration. We summarise possibilities for treatment and avoidance of this unusual consequence of foramen magnum decompression. PMID:23952134

  1. Neuroimaging of nonaccidental head trauma: pitfalls and controversies

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    Fernando, Sujan [University of Missouri-Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Kansas City, MO (United States); Obaldo, Ruby E. [The University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Kansas City, MO (United States); Walsh, Irene R. [The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Children' s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kansas City, MO (United States); Lowe, Lisa H. [The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Children' s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Radiology, Kansas City, MO (United States)

    2008-08-15

    Although certain neuroimaging appearances are highly suggestive of abuse, radiological findings are often nonspecific. The objective of this review is to discuss pitfalls, controversies, and mimics occurring in neuroimaging of nonaccidental head trauma in order to allow the reader to establish an increased level of comfort in distinguishing between nonaccidental and accidental head trauma. Specific topics discussed include risk factors, general biomechanics and imaging strategies in nonaccidental head trauma, followed by the characteristics of skull fractures, normal prominent tentorium and falx versus subdural hematoma, birth trauma versus nonaccidental head trauma, hyperacute versus acute on chronic subdural hematomas, expanded subarachnoid space versus subdural hemorrhage, controversy regarding subdural hematomas associated with benign enlarged subarachnoid spaces, controversy regarding hypoxia as a cause of subdural hematoma and/or retinal hemorrhages without trauma, controversy regarding the significance of retinal hemorrhages related to nonaccidental head trauma, controversy regarding the significance of subdural hematomas in general, and pitfalls of glutaric aciduria type 1 and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis mimicking nonaccidental head trauma. (orig.)

  2. Neuroimaging of nonaccidental head trauma: pitfalls and controversies

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    Although certain neuroimaging appearances are highly suggestive of abuse, radiological findings are often nonspecific. The objective of this review is to discuss pitfalls, controversies, and mimics occurring in neuroimaging of nonaccidental head trauma in order to allow the reader to establish an increased level of comfort in distinguishing between nonaccidental and accidental head trauma. Specific topics discussed include risk factors, general biomechanics and imaging strategies in nonaccidental head trauma, followed by the characteristics of skull fractures, normal prominent tentorium and falx versus subdural hematoma, birth trauma versus nonaccidental head trauma, hyperacute versus acute on chronic subdural hematomas, expanded subarachnoid space versus subdural hemorrhage, controversy regarding subdural hematomas associated with benign enlarged subarachnoid spaces, controversy regarding hypoxia as a cause of subdural hematoma and/or retinal hemorrhages without trauma, controversy regarding the significance of retinal hemorrhages related to nonaccidental head trauma, controversy regarding the significance of subdural hematomas in general, and pitfalls of glutaric aciduria type 1 and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis mimicking nonaccidental head trauma. (orig.)

  3. Symptomatic posterior fossa and supratentorial subdural hygromas as a rare complication following foramen magnum decompression for Chiari malformation Type I.

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    Bahuleyan, Biji; Menon, Girish; Hariharan, Easwer; Sharma, Mridul; Nair, Suresh

    2011-02-01

    Symptomatic subdural hygroma due to foramen magnum decompression for Chiari malformation Type I is extremely rare. The authors present their experience with 2 patients harboring such lesions and discuss treatment issues. They conclude that the possibility of subdural hygromas should be considered in all patients presenting with increased intracranial tension following foramen magnum decompression for Chiari malformation Type I. Immediate neuroimaging and appropriate surgical intervention provides a good outcome. PMID:20849216

  4. Atenolol prevents the formation of expansive hematoma after rhytidoplasty / O atenolol previne a formação de hematoma expansivo após ritidoplastia

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    Amanda Castilho, Moreira; Marcio, Moreira; Sanderland José Tavares, Gurgel; Yasmin Castilho, Moreira; Eguimar Roberto, Martins; Raphael Chalbaud Biscaia, Hartmann; Djalma José, Fagundes.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: avaliar o uso perioperatório do atenolol na redução da incidência de hematoma pós-ritidoplastia. Métodos: entre janeiro de 2007 e fevereiro de 2013 foram randomizados 80 pacientes em dois grupos: Grupo A (n=26) recebeu atenolol perioperatório com objetivo de manter frequência de puls [...] o (FP) ± 60 por minuto, Grupo B (n=54) não recebeu atenolol. Ambos os grupos foram submetidos à mesma técnica anestésico-cirúrgica. A pressão arterial (PA) e FP, formação de hematoma e a necessidade de drenagem foram monitorizados. Houve seguimento até o 90º dia de pós-operatório. As variáveis foram analisadas entre os dois grupos utilizando-se o teste de ANOVA. As variáveis contínuas foram apresentadas como média (± Desvio-padrão) e as diferenças foram comparadas utilizando-se o t de Student. Foram considerados significantes os valores p Abstract in english Objective: To evaluate the perioperative use of atenolol in reducing the incidence of hematoma after rhytidoplasty. Methods: Between January 2007 and February 2013, 80 patients were randomized into two groups: Group A (n = 26) received perioperative atenolol in order to maintain heart rate (PR [...] ) around 60 per minute; Group B (n = 54) did not receive atenolol. Both groups underwent the same anesthetic and surgical technique. We monitored blood pressure (BP), HR, hematoma formation and the need for drainage. Patients were followed-up until the 90th postoperative day. The variables were compared between the groups using the ANOVA test. Continuous variables were presented as mean ± standard deviation and the differences were compared with the Student's t test. Values of p d" 0.05 were considered significant. Results: In group A the mean BP (110-70mmHg ± 7.07) and HR (64 / min ± 5) were lower (p d" 0.05) than in group B (135-90mmHg ± 10.6) and (76 / min ± 7.5), respectively. There were four cases of expansive hematoma in group B, all requiring reoperation for drainage, and none in group A (p d" 0,001). Conclusion: The perioperative use of atenolol caused a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate and decreased the incidence of expanding hematoma after rhytidectomy.

  5. Trombo aortico intraluminal e hematoma intramural apos manobra de ressuscitacao cardiopulmonar / Aortic luminal thrombus and intramural hematoma after cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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    David, Fagnoul; Antoine, Herpain; Jean-Louis, Vincent; Daniel, De Backer.

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    Full Text Available Descrevemos o caso de um paciente com hematoma intramural e trombo flutuante após ressuscitação cardiopulmonar. Esse homem, de 92 anos de idade, teve uma parada cardíaca causada por fibrilação atrial e testemunhas iniciaram imediatamente manobras manuais de ressuscitação cardiopulmonar. Ao ser admit [...] ido no hospital, o paciente apresentava-se em choque cardiogênico, sendo, então, imediatamente submetido a ecocardiografia transesofágica. Além de uma parede anterior acinética, o exame da aorta torácica descendente mostrou um hematoma intramural e um trombo intra-aórtico flutuante a uma distância de 40cm do arco dental. Não havia dissecção da aorta. O trombo foi atribuído à compressão aórtica durante a ressuscitação cardiopulmonar. Embora o trombo aórtico e o hematoma intramural não tenham se associado a qualquer complicação nesse paciente, a inserção de um balão intra-aórtico poderia ter levado a uma ruptura da aorta ou a eventos embólicos. Recomenda-se a realização de ecocardiografia transesofágica, quando disponível, antes da inserção de um balão intra-aórtico de contrapulsação em pacientes submetidos à ressuscitação cardiopulmonar. Abstract in english We describe the case of a patient with an intramural hematoma and floating thrombus after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The 92-year old man had a cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation and witnesses immediately initiated manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Transesophageal echocardiography [...] was performed immediately on hospital admission because the patient was in cardiogenic shock. In addition to an akinetic anterior wall, examination of the descending thoracic aorta demonstrated an intramural hematoma and a floating intra-aortic thrombus at a distance of 40cm from the dental arch. There was no aortic dissection. The thrombus was attributed to aortic compression during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Although the aortic thrombus and intramural hematoma were not associated with any complications in this patient, insertion of an intra-aortic balloon may have led to aortic rupture or embolic events. Transesophageal echocardiography should be performed, when available, prior to insertion of an intra-aortic balloon for counterpulsation in patients who have undergone cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  6. Hepatic subcapsular hematoma: two neonates with disparate presentations.

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    Anjay, Maliyackel Aiyappanpillai; Sasidharan, Chaniyil Krishnan; Anoop, Parameswaran

    2012-04-01

    Subcapsular hematoma of the liver rarely occurs in neonates and the diagnosis is often missed or delayed. We report two babies who had this uncommon condition in the early neonatal period. In the first baby, the hematoma was associated with ventouse delivery and presented with abdominal distension and worsening jaundice. In contrast, the other baby was relatively well, with progressive pallor as the only clinical finding. The former had no other identifiable risk factors, whereas the latter was confirmed as having classical hemophilia. The literature is briefly reviewed with regards to incidence, etiology, diagnosis and management. Awareness of this unusual entity coupled with a high index of suspicion is essential for early identification and stabilization of such babies. PMID:22503263

  7. Postpartum spontaneous subcapsular hepatic hematoma related to preeclampsia.

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    Anyfantakis, Dimitrios; Kastanakis, Miltiades; Fragiadakis, Georgios; Karona, Paraskevi; Katsougris, Nikolaos; Bobolakis, Emmanouil

    2014-01-01

    Subcapsular hematoma of the liver represents an unusual clinical phenomenon in the pregnancy and postpartum period with serious complications in terms of fetal and maternal mortality. Here we report a case of a 32-year-old primiparous female at 36 weeks of gestation, admitted to a maternity ward of a private clinic for preeclampsia. The woman underwent an emergency caesarean section with the extraction of an alive foetus. A few hours after delivery, she was transferred to the emergency department of our institution complaining of severe epigastric pain. Diagnostic work-up was suggestive of a subcapsular right lob hepatic hematoma which was successfully managed conservatively. Timely diagnosis is necessary for the prevention of life-threatening events in mother and fetus. For this reason acute care physicians have to be vigilant of the condition and consider this in the differential diagnosis of epigastric pain during pregnancy and postpartum. PMID:25202460

  8. Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma: Report of a case managed conservatively

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    Halim Tariq

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a rare cause of acute spinal cord compression. A 25-year-old male presented with a history of sudden onset of complete quadriplegia with sensory loss below the neck along with loss of bowel and bladder control. He had no history of any constitutional symptoms. He reported 10 days later. He was managed conservatively and after two weeks of intensive rehabilitation he had complete neural recovery. The spontaneous recovery of neurological impairment is attributed to the spreading of the hematoma throughout the epidural space, thus decreasing the pressure with partial neural recovery. Conservative treatment is a fair option in young patients who present late and show neurological improvement. The neurological status on presentation will guide the further approach to management.

  9. Anesthetic management of a case of armored brain

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    Gupta, Surender Kumar; Pandia, Mihir Prakash

    2015-01-01

    Armored brain is condition, which occurs due to calcification in a chronic subdural hematoma (SDH). Here, we are reporting a case of armored brain due to chronic SDH as a complication of vetriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt). Patient had undergone major surgery for removal of calcified hematoma. VP shunt is a simple surgery, but can lead to catastrophic complications like this. In this report, we had described this condition and its aspects.

  10. Anesthetic management of a case of armored brain.

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    Gupta, Surender Kumar; Pandia, Mihir Prakash

    2015-01-01

    Armored brain is condition, which occurs due to calcification in a chronic subdural hematoma (SDH). Here, we are reporting a case of armored brain due to chronic SDH as a complication of vetriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt). Patient had undergone major surgery for removal of calcified hematoma. VP shunt is a simple surgery, but can lead to catastrophic complications like this. In this report, we had described this condition and its aspects. PMID:25558206

  11. Craniofacial trauma and double epidural hematomas from horse training?

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    Baugh, Aaron D.; Baugh, Reginald F.; Atallah, Joseph N.; Gaudin, Daniel; Williams, Mallory

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUCTION A case of complex poly-trauma requiring multi-service management of rare, diagnoses is reviewed. PRESENTATION OF CASE A healthy 20 year old female suffered double epidural hematoma, base of, skull fracture, traumatic cranial nerve X palsy, benign positional paroxysmal vertigo and supraorbital, neuralgia following equestrian injury. DISCUSSION Epidemiology, differential diagnosis, and principles of management for each condition, are reviewed. CONCLUSION Coordinated trauma care is well suited to address the complex poly trauma following, equestrian injury. PMID:24291680

  12. Postpartum Spontaneous Subcapsular Hepatic Hematoma Related to Preeclampsia

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    Dimitrios Anyfantakis; Miltiades Kastanakis; Georgios Fragiadakis; Paraskevi Karona; Nikolaos Katsougris; Emmanouil Bobolakis

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    Subcapsular hematoma of the liver represents an unusual clinical phenomenon in the pregnancy and postpartum period with serious complications in terms of fetal and maternal mortality. Here we report a case of a 32-year-old primiparous female at 36 weeks of gestation, admitted to a maternity ward of a private clinic for preeclampsia. The woman underwent an emergency caesarean section with the extraction of an alive foetus. A few hours after delivery, she was transferred to the emergency depart...

  13. Two Rare Cases of Intrahepatic Subcapsular Hematoma After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

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    Minaya Bravo, Ana María; González González, Enrique; Ortíz Aguilar, Manuel; Larrañaga Barrera, Eduardo

    2010-01-01

    The appearance of subcapsular liver hematoma after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is an infrequent complication and seldom studied. Some cases have been connected to ketorolac given during surgery and after surgery. Other described causes are : hemangiomas or small iatrogenic lesions that could be aggravated by administration of ketorolac. Coagulation dysfunction like circulating heparin as seen in hemathological diseases is cause of bleeding after aggressive procedures. We describe two ...

  14. Intramural esophagic hematoma secondary to coumarinic anticoagulation: a case report

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    Quintero, Álvaro M; Gaviria, María E; Balparda, Jon K; Cuervo, Héctor R

    2009-01-01

    Esophagic Intramural Hematoma is an uncommon clinical condition, with a prognosis which is essentially benign. On most cases, a predisposing or precipitating factor may be seen, with the most common ones being the history of esophagic instrumentation, food impactations and thrombocytopenia. In the following manuscript, the authors present the case of a 54-years-old male with history of valve replacement surgery, who was treated at the Clinica Cardiovascular (Medellin, Colombia), with a clinic...

  15. Retrobulbar Hematoma in Blow-Out Fracture after Open Reduction

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    Ji Seon Cheon; Bin Na Seo; Jeong Yeol Yang; Kyung Min Son

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    Retrobulbar hemorrhage, especially when associated with visual loss, is a rare but significant complication after facial bone reconstruction. In this article, two cases of retrobulbar hematoma after surgical repair of blow-out fracture are reported. In one patient, permanent loss of vision was involved, but with the other patient, we were able to prevent this by performing immediate decompression after definite diagnosis. We present our clinical experience with regard to the treatment process...

  16. A Case of Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma Mimicking Stroke

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    Emine Rabia Koç

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is an uncommon cause of acute non-traumatic myelopathy and may present with various clinical phenotypes. Focal neurological symptoms can result in overlooking this differential diagnosis in patients presenting with neurological deficits and assuming the diagnosis of a stroke. Therefore, a thorough documentation of patient history is of great importance, since this can reveal symptoms suggestive of a different etiology. Here, we present a case of an 80-year-old female who was admitted with a hemiparesis without cortical or cranial neurological abnormalities. She mentioned of preceding shoulder and neck pain. Diagnosis of epidural hematoma was made by cervical magnetic resonance imaging. Symptoms resolved partially after surgical intervention. Our case illustrates the variation in the clinical presentation of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma which can be misdiagnosed as stroke. Therefore, in patients with preceding neck, shoulder or interscapular pain and focal neurological deficits, this diagnosis should be included in the differential, particularly when cortical and cranial signs are lacking.

  17. Intramuscular Hematomas Caused by Anticoagulant Therapy: Is Advanced

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    Full Text Available Oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT is very effective in the prevention of cerebralembolism, especially in certain cardiac diseases. Hematomas are the majorcomplication of OAT. It may threaten the patient’s life by bleeding into the vitalstructures. Herein, we describe four patients with hematomas in the psoas,quadriceps, pectoral, or rectus abdominis muscles accompanied by anemiaduring warfarin therapy for atrial fibrillation and artificial heart valves. Computedtomography and magnetic resonance imaging helped us establish a definitivediagnosis in each case. Our patients were three women and one man. Theirinternational normalized ratios were within the therapeutic range during thisperiod. They suffered from minor traumas, such as falls or a hit while takingwarfarin therapy. All anticoagulation treatments were discontinued for approximately1 week after the episode of bleeding. Although conservative managementwas sufficient for three patients, one patient had surgical decompression due toa rectus abdominis hematoma with retroperitoneal hemorrhage. There were noepisodes of bleeding or other complications after starting oral anticoagulanttherapy during the follow-up. The common aspects of our cases were older ageand a history of minor trauma. As a result, we suggest that special attentionneeds to be paid to the patients under anticoagulant therapy, especially those atan advanced age, and to warn them avoid trauma. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry2010; 47: 267-70

  18. Difficult Airway due to Retropharyngeal Hematoma after Stabbing to the Neck

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    Full Text Available Reports of retropharyngeal hematoma have been scarce in the anesthesiology literature. We report a patient whose trachea was difficult to intubate due to retropharyngeal hematoma after stabbing to the neck. A woman with a knife injury to the common carotid artery required emergency carotid arterioplasty. When tracheal intubation was attempted, marked swelling of the posterior pharyngeal wall made the vocal cords impossible to visualize. Preoperative computed tomography showed a retropharyngeal hematoma. The patient required mechanical ventilation for 2 days.

  19. Computed Tomography Angiography for Detection of Middle Meningeal Artery Lesions Associated with Acute Epidural Hematomas

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    Wellingson Silva Paiva; Almir Ferreira Andrade; Robson Luis Oliveira de Amorim; Edson Bor-Seng-Shu; Gabriel Gattas; Iuri Santana Neville; Jose Guilherme Caldas; Eberval Gadelha Figueiredo; Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira

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    Background. The natural history of traumatic aneurysms of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) is not well known, but patients with these lesions are more likely to have delayed bleeds. In this paper, we described a series of patients with epidural hematoma who underwent angiotomography (CTA) for MMA vascular lesion diagnosis. Methods. Eleven patients admitted to our emergency unit with small acute epidural hematoma were prospectively studied. All patients with temporal acute epidural hematomas...

  20. Resolution of epidural hematoma related to osteoporotic fracture after percutaneous vertebroplasty

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    Hidenari Hirata; Akio Hiwatashi; Takashi Yoshiura; Osamu Togao; Koji Yamashita; Hironori Kamano; Kazufumi Kikuchi; Hiroshi Honda

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    We are the first to report a case that showed spontaneous resolution of epidural hematoma which was related to a steroid-induced osteoporotic compression fracture. The patient had a painful fracture with an intravertebral cleft at L1 accompanying an epidural hematoma posteriorly. Immediate pain relief was achieved after percutaneous vertebroplasty. Complete resolution of hematoma was noted three months after procedure. We theorized that intravertebral stability after treatment might have play...

  1. Hematoma epidural espinal espontâneo durante a gravidez: registro de um caso

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    Ivan Hack

    1984-03-01

    Full Text Available Registro de caso de paciente no oitavo mês de gestação que desenvolveu hematoma epidural espinal espontâneo dorsolombar. A gravidez, determinando aumento da pressão intra-abdominal e, como consequência, aumento da pressão venosa no plexo epidural, poderia ter sido o fator desencadeante no hematoma- A paciente foi submetida a cirurgia precocemente, porém não apresentou recuperação do déficit sensitivo-motor. São discutidos aspectos clínicos, do tratamento cirúrgico, da evolução e da etiologia dos hematomas epidurals espinais espontâneos.

  2. Clinical application of CT-controlled stereotactic aspiration for intracerebral hematoma

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    Objective: To evaluate the clinical application of CT-controlled stereotactic aspiration for intracerebral hematoma. Methods: CT-guided stereotactic system was installed on the CT bed, and checked against a standard of the coordinate. According to controlled CT scan, the target can be adjusted at any time in the operation. 860 patients with cerebral hematoma underwent CT-controlled stereotactic aspiration. Of the 860 cases, basal ganglion hematoma was present in 408, thalamus and posterior limb of internal capsule hematoma in 136, cerebral lobe hematoma in 261, cerebellar hematoma in 5, ventricular hemorrhage in 10, midbrain and pons hemorrhage in 37, and medulla hemorrhage in 3. Results: Easy drainage of hematoma by aspiration was achieved in 586 cases, stickiness of hematoma with clearing away more than 50% was performed in 202 and less than 50% in 68. The operation duration ranged from 25 to 120 minutes (average 45 minutes). 693 cases survived and 167 cases died. According to the evaluation by active day life (ADL) after 3 months in survivors, ADL 1-2, ADL 3, ADL 4 and ADL 5 results were achieved in 378 cases, 166 cases, 107 cases, and 28 cases, respectively. In addition, 14 cases were lost beyond recall. Conclusion: CT-controlled stereotactic aspiration for intracerebral hematoma is a handy, less invasive, and safe procedure with high accuracy and curative effect, it is worth while popularizing the procedure

  3. Renal hematoma: An unusual cause of acute abdomen and fetal demise in severe Pre-Eclampsia

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    Anish Keepanasseril

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Retroperitoneal hematoma occurs rarely in an obstetric patient. Renal hematoma may present with signs and symptoms, which may mimic the clinical presentation of abruptio placentae or rupture uterus. Although renal hematoma is sometimes a surgical emergency due to hypovolemic shock, conservative management by angiographic embolization may be done. Timely diagnosis and management is required to decrease the maternal mortality and morbidity. We hereby report a case of spontaneous renal hematoma in a patient with severe pre-eclampsia who presented with acute abdomen and intrauterine fetal death.

  4. Pontine tegmentum hematoma: report of a case with pure hemiplegia / Hematoma do tegmento pontino: relato de caso com hemiplegia pura

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    ANTONIO CARLOS DE PÁDUA, MILAGRES; FLÁVIO, ALÓE; JOÃO CARLOS PAPATERRA, LIMONGI.

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    Full Text Available Os autores relatam o caso um paciente de sexo masculino de 50 anos de idade com hipertensão arterial sistêmica que apresentava um hematoma pontino. A única manifestação clínica era caracterizada por síndrome piramidal pura sem outros sinais ou sintomas neurológicos. A ausência de acometimento de out [...] ras estruturas do tronco cerebral neste caso decorre possivelmente de variação da anatomia vascular do segmento pontino do tronco cerebral e constitui evento pouco comum em hematomas dessa região. Abstract in english The authors report the case of a 50 year-old hypertensive male patient with a pontine hematoma. The clinical presentation was characterized by pure pyramidal deficit signs (no other signs or symptoms were present). A pure hemiplegia syndrome, although common in supratentorial lesions, is considered [...] to be a rare event in pontine vascular lesions. The pathophysiologic mechanisms of these neurological findings are unclear. The exclusive involvement of the pyramidal tract in this case is likely due to a variation in the vascular anatomy of the pons but, in some cases, a vascular malformation may be the cause.

  5. Results of surgery in patients with bilateral independent temporal lobe spiking (BITLS with normal MRI or bilateral mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS investigated with bilateral subdural grids

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    CUKIERT ARTHUR

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: The introduction of new technologies in the clinical practice have greatly decreased the number of patients submitted to invasive recordings. On the other hand, some patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy have normal MR scans or bilateral potentially epileptogenic lesions. This paper reports the results of invasive neurophysiology and surgical outcome in such patients. METHOD: Sixteen patients were studied. Eleven had normal MRI (Group I and five had bilateral mesial temporal sclerosis (Group II. All patients had BITLS and non-localizatory seizures on video-EEG monitoring. All patients were implanted bilaterally with 32-contacts subdural grids. They were submitted to a cortico-amygdalo-total hippocampectomy at the side defined by chronic electrocorticography (ECoG. RESULTS: In Group I, seizures came from a single side in nine patients. In nine patients, seizures started at one side, spread to the ipsolateral contacts and contralaterally afterwards. On the other hand, in two Group I patients seizures started in one mesial region and spread to the contralateral parahippocampus and neocortex before spreading to ipsolateral contacts. All patients in Group II had seizures starting unilaterally with focal EcoG onset in the mesial regions. Eight Group I patients are seizure-free and three are in Engel's class II. Eighty percent of Group II patients are seizure-free after surgery and one patient is in Engel's class II. CONCLUSION: Good surgical results can be obtained in patients with BITLS. Patients with normal MRI seem to have a worse prognosis when compared to patients with unilateral or even bilateral MTS. Extensive subdural coverage is essential in patients with normal MRI.

  6. Subdural extramedullary melanotic schwannoma of the thoracic spinal cord: a case report.

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    Chen, Dawei; Gu, Weihong

    2015-01-01

    Melanotic schwannoma is a rare "Schwann" cell tumor characterized by the deposition of melanin in the cell cytoplasm. Melanotic schwannoma varies greatly in terms of morphology and clinical manifestations. Here, we describe a patient with subdural extramedullary melanotic schwannoma of the thoracic spinal cord. The 47-year-old man presented with pain in his chest and back that had lasted a year, numbness and weakness in both his lower extremities for 20 days, and urinary retention for 4 days. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a subdural extramedullary lesion at the level of the T2-T4 thoracic spinal cord. A total resection of the mass was performed. A diagnosis of melanotic schwannoma was made based on the histopathological examination. During the six-month follow-up period, no recurrence of the tumor was observed. A long-term follow-up will be necessary to fully evaluate this case. PMID:26014023

  7. Armoured brain of unknown etiology

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    Goyal, Puneet Kumar; Singh, Daljit; Singh, Hukum; Dubey, Jaya; Tandon, Monica

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    Armoured brain is a rare condition where dense calcification occurs over the brain. It can result in mass effect and raised intracranial pressure. Most often, it happens due to trauma, subdural effusion, infection, or after VP shunt. There is controversy in its treatment. Most published literature does not support removing the calcification. We describe a rare case of idiopathic chronic calcified subdural hematoma with relatively short history which was successfully treated by microsurgical r...

  8. Age related outcome in acute subdural haematoma following traumatic head injury.

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    Hanif, S

    2009-09-01

    Acute subdural haematoma (ASDH) is one of the conditions most strongly associated with severe brain injury. Reports prior to 1980 describe overall mortality rates for acute subdural haematomas (SDH\\'s) ranging from 40% to 90% with poor outcomes observed in all age groups. Recently, improved results have been reported with rapid diagnosis and surgical treatment. The elderly are predisposed to bleeding due to normal cerebral atrophy related to aging, stretching the bridging veins from the dura. Prognosis in ASDH is associated with age, time from injury to treatment, presence of pupillary abnormalities, Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) or motor score on admission, immediate coma or lucid interval, computerized tomography findings (haematoma volume, degree of midline shift, associated intradural lesion, compression of basal cisterns), post-operative intracranial pressure and type of surgery. Advancing age is known to be a determinant of outcome in head injury. We present the results of a retrospective study carried out in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland\\'s national neurosurgical centre. The aim of our study was to examine the impact of age on outcome in patients with ASDH following severe head injury. Only cases with acute subdural haematoma requiring surgical evacuation were recruited. Mortality was significantly higher in older patients (50% above 70 years, 25.6% between 40 and 70 years and 26% below 40 years). Overall poor outcome (defined as Glasgow outcome scores 3-5) was also higher in older patients; 74.1% above 70 years, 48% between 40 and 70 years and 30% below 40 years. Poor outcome in traumatic acute subdural haematoma is higher in elderly patients even after surgical intervention.

  9. Spinal Subdural Staphylococcus Aureus Abscess: case report and review of the literature

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    Fligou Fotini

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Only 65 cases (including our case of spinal subdural abscesses have been reported to the literature, mostly to the lumbar spine. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common bacterial. The symptoms are not caracteristic and contrast – enhanced magnetic resonance imaging scan (MRI is the imaging method of choice. The early diagnosis is crucial for the prognosis of the patient. Case presentation We present a patient 75 years old who had a history of diabetes and suffered acute low back pain in the region of the lumbar spine for the last 4 days before his admission to the hospital. He also experienced lower leg weakness, fever and neck stiffness. After having a brain CT scan and a lumbar puncture the patient hospitalized with the diagnosis of meningitis. Five days after his admission the diagnosis of subdural abscess secured with contrast – enhanced MRI but meanwhile the condition of the patient impaired with respiratory failure and quadriplegia and he was admitted to the ICU. A laminectomy was performed eight days after his admission into the hospital but unfortunately the patient died. Conclusion Early diagnosis and treatment are very important for the good outcome in patients with subdural abscess. Although morbidity and mortality are very high, surgical and antibiotic treatment should be established as soon as possible after the diagnosis has secured.

  10. Hematoma após raquianestesia tratado conservadoramente: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Hematoma después de raquianestesia tratado conservadoramente: relato de caso y revisión de la literatura Conservative treatment of hematoma after spinal anesthesia: case report and literature review

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    Daniel Segabinazzi; Betina Comiran Brescianini; Felipe Gornicki Schneider; Florentino Fernandes Mendes

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Durante a realização de anestesia espinal existe o risco de ocorrer sangramentos. A compressão do tecido nervoso, secundária à formação de hematoma, pode determinar o surgimento de lesão neurológica que se não for diagnosticada e tratada a tempo pode ser permanente. A identificação dos fatores de risco, o diagnóstico e o tratamento precoce da compressão são importantes para o prognóstico do paciente. O objetivo deste trabalho foi descrever um caso de hematoma após r...

  11. Hematoma de fosa posterior no traumático: consideraciones clínicas y terapéuticas / Non-traumatic Posterior Fossa Hematomas: Clinical and Therapeutical issues

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    Patricio, Tagle; Luis Carlos, Vintimilla; Sergio, Del Villar; Gonzalo, Torrealba; Pablo, Villanueva; Jorge, Méndez; Sergio, Rey.

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    Full Text Available Se analizan 52 pacientes portadores de hematoma de fosa posterior no traumático. Correspondieron a 28 hombres y 24 mujeres, con una media de edad de 60 años. Diez (19,2%) fueron secundarios a malformación arteriovenosa (5), cavernomas (3), angioma venoso (1) y hemangioblastoma (1). Cuarenta y dos (8 [...] 0,7%) fueron catalogados como primarios, encontrándose el antecedente de hipertensión arterial en 31, trastornos de coagulación en 5 y en 6 no se demostró un factor predisponente. Hipertensión intracraneana fue el cuadro clínico de presentación en la mayoría (84%). La Tomografía Computarizada demostró el hematoma en todos los casos. Cuatro de ellos medían menos de 2 cm., 24 entre 2 y 3 cm. y 24 eran mayores de 3 cm. Hidrocefalia estuvo presente en 22 casos (42,3%). Angiografía digital se realizó en 12 pacientes, siendo positiva en 7 (5 malformaciones arteriovenosas, 1 angioma venoso y 1 hemangioblastoma). Resonancia Magnética fue practicada en 2 enfermos, demostrando en uno angioma cavernoso. Treinta y un pacientes fueron operados realizándose vaciamiento del hematoma en 24, 14 de ellos con drenaje de LCR. En los restantes solo se trató la hidrocefalia. Se observó buenos resultados en el 67,3% y la mortalidad global fue de 9,6%. La mortalidad quirúrgica fue de 12,5%. Incide en los resultados el estado de conciencia inicial y el tamaño. Las cisternas troncales no fueron evaluadas en nuestra casuística. Sin embargo, creemos que el tratamiento debiera ser evaluado en cada caso en particular, ya que ningún factor influyen en forma absoluta en la evolución Abstract in english Fifty two patients (28 male and 24 female) with non-traumatic posterior fossa hematomas were analyzed. Average age of the patients was 60 years old. In ten cases (19.2%), the hematomas were secondary to arteriovenous malformations (5), cavernomas (3), venous angiomas (1) and hemangioblastoma (1). Fo [...] rty two (80.7%) were considered primary, with a history of high blood pressure in 31 patients and coagulation disorders in 5. Six cases had no predisposing factors. Most subjects also had intercraneal hypertension (84%). Computerized tomography showed hematomas in all cases, of which four were under 2 cm in size, 24 were between 2 and 3 cm, and 24 were larger than 3 cm. Hydrocephalus was present in 22 cases (42.3%). Twelve patients underwent digital angiography, with favorable results in seven (5 arteriovenous malformations, 1 venous angioma and 1 hemangioblastoma). Magnetic resonance imaging was done with two patients, and showed one cavernous angioma. Thirty-one patients underwent surgery; the hematoma was drained in 24 cases, 14 of which involved LCR draining. The remaining cases were treated for hydrocephalus only. Favorable results were seen in 67.3% of the cases, and the overall mortality rate was 9.6%. Surgical mortality was 12.5%. The initial state of consciousness and size had a bearing on results. We believe that treatment must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, since no single factor has an absolute effect on a patient's outcome

  12. Chronic hematic cyst of the temporomandibular joint.

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    Kaan Orhan; Hideyoshi Nishiyama; Kishino Mitsunobu; Souhei Furukawa; Cagri Delilbasi

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    ABSTRACT Hematic cyst refers to accumulation of blood or blood breakdown products in a non epithelium-lined fibrous tissue capsule. Hepatic cyst is a term often used for deeply placed, incompletely resorbed hematoma hemorrhagic cyst, which may remain unchanged and unidentified for long periods of time. Trauma is the major causative factor, although it is often vague or totally uncalled by the patient. Chronic hematic cysts are uncommon lesions those can present diagnostic challenge. In thi...

  13. Noninvasive, optoacoustic detection and characterization of intra- and extracranial hematomas and cerebral hypoxia

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    Petrov, Andrey; Prough, Donald S.; Petrov, Yuriy; Petrov, Irene Y.; Robertson, Claudia S.; Asokan, Vasantha; Agbor, Adaeze; Esenaliev, Rinat O.

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    Early diagnosis of intracranial hematomas is necessary to improve outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CT and MRI can diagnose intracranial hematomas, but cannot be used until the patient arrives at a major healthcare facility, resulting in delayed diagnosis. Near infrared spectroscopy may suggest the presence of unilateral intracranial hematomas, but provides minimal information on hematoma type and location due to limitations associated with strong light scattering. We have used optoacoustics (which combines high endogenous optical contrast with the resolution of ultrasound) to diagnose hematomas and monitor cerebral oxygenation. We performed animal and clinical studies on detection and characterization of hematomas and on monitoring cerebral hypoxia by probing the superior sagittal sinus (SSS). Recently, we built a medical grade, multi-wavelength, OPO-based optoacoustic system tunable in the near infrared spectral range. We developed new patient interfaces for noninvasive, transcranial measurements in the transmission mode in the presence of dense hair and used it in patients with TBI. The optoacoustic system was capable of detecting and characterizing intra- and extracranial hematomas. SSS blood oxygenation was measured as well with the new interface. The obtained results indicate that the optoacoustic system in the transmission mode provides detection and characterization of hematomas in TBI patients, as well as cerebral venous blood oxygenation monitoring. The transmission mode approach can be used for optoacoustic brain imaging, tomography, and mapping in humans.

  14. An alarming but self-limited case of isolated large spontaneous liver hematoma in pregnancy

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    Shakya, Vikal Chandra; Regmi, Mohan Chandra; Sah, Pannalal; Khaniya, Sudeep; Adhikary, Shailesh

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    Spontaneous subcapsular liver hematoma is rare but potentially life-threatening complication of pregnancy usually associated with severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets). We present here a case of such a large spontaneous liver hematoma presenting in pregnancy, but without other known associated abnormalities, which has not been described before and it resolved on itself without any intervention.

  15. Intrahepatic hematoma: hepatic lesion in a newborn with high ?-fetoprotein level

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    Hepatic hematomas are relatively common in fetuses and neonates; most are subcapsular in location. Sometimes their imaging features can be non-specific, so differentiation from other aggressive lesions like hepatoblastoma can be difficult, especially if there is a concurrent high ?-fetoprotein level. We report a case of intrahepatic hematoma with a rising ?-fetoprotein level. (orig.)

  16. Intrahepatic hematoma: hepatic lesion in a newborn with high {alpha}-fetoprotein level

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    Lam, Chiu Ying Flora; Chan, Kui Fai; Fan, Tsz Wo; Kwok, Chong Hei Philip; Chan, Chi Hum Susan; Tsang, Tsz Kan [Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hong Kong (China)

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    Hepatic hematomas are relatively common in fetuses and neonates; most are subcapsular in location. Sometimes their imaging features can be non-specific, so differentiation from other aggressive lesions like hepatoblastoma can be difficult, especially if there is a concurrent high {alpha}-fetoprotein level. We report a case of intrahepatic hematoma with a rising {alpha}-fetoprotein level. (orig.)

  17. CT findings and clinical analysis of subcortical hematomas in elderly patients

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    Ten elderly patients (73-87 years, 78.4 years on the average) with subcortical hematomas were divided into two groups according to the shape of the hematoma on a CT scan: a lobulated group (6 patients) and a global group (4 patients). The lobulated group had a history of hypertension in one patient. The hematomas extended widely around the parietal lobe and were accompanied by perifocal edema, brain shifts and subarachnoid hemorrhages, deep consciousness disturbances, and poor prognosis of life and function. Amyloid depositions in the arteries around the hematomas were confirmed histologically in one patient. The global group had a history of hypertension in two patients. The hematomas were localized in the parietal, temporal, or occipital lobe without perifocal edema, brain shift and subarachnoid hemorrhages, and accompanied by mild consciousness disturbances. The life prognosis was good, but the functional prognosis was poor, with a subsequent development of dementia. A lobulated subcortical hematoma is thought to be due to amyloid angiopathy, while a global subcortical hematoma is thought to be due to hypertension. A surgical evacuation is seldom indicated for either type of subcortical hematoma in elderly patients. (author)

  18. Innovative management of nasal septal hematoma in an infant

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    Sumitha, R.; Anandan, Ajay Kumar; Govarthanaraj, Aberna

    2015-01-01

    Nasal septal hematoma is a collection of blood between the cartilage or bone and mucoperichondrium or mucoperiosteum of the nose. This condition requires immediate surgical drainage to prevent complications. All patients need nasal packing postoperatively to prevent recurrence. This causes a lot of discomforts due to mouth breathing more in infants who are obligatory nose breathers. They can go for cyanosis in the postoperative period. Here, we discuss the case report of an infant who had tubular nasal pack with endotracheal tube postoperatively to maintain the patency of nose. PMID:26015758

  19. Iliopsoas Muscle Hematoma Secondary to Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis

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    Yamashita, Suguru; Tanaka, Nobutaka; Nomura, Yukihiro; Miyahara, Takuya; Furuya, Takatoshi

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    Iliopsoas muscle hematoma in a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis is rarely seen, however it has a high mortality. Thus we should cautiously make a diagnosis and treatment. This is the case of a 60-year-old male. He had a 15-year history of alcoholic liver disease and emphysema. He presented with low back pain after a fall that had happened 2 months before. Due to persistent back pain, he went to see a local physician who, after detailed examination, suspected rupture of bilateral common ...

  20. Hematoma subcapsular esplénico en paciente portador de rasgo falciforme

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    Full Text Available Drepanocytic anemia is an uncommon hereditary disease in Chile. The heterozygous state of drepanocytic anemia or "sickle trait" has a frequency of 8% among Afro-Americans. A small number of patients carrying hemoglobin S are homozygous, with clinical manifestations of hemolytic anemia and thrombotic disease. Sickle trait is usually asymptomatic. We report a 59-year-old male who presented an acute abdominal pain and dyspnea while staying at high altitude. Six days later, an angio CAT scan showed the presence of a subcapsular splenic hematoma that was managed conservatively. Sickle cell induction with sodium metabisulphite was positive. Hemoglobin electrophoresis confirmed the sickle trait.

  1. Subphrenic abscess mimicking subcapsular splenic hematoma on computed tomography images

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    The authors describe a case of 70-year-old woman, who developed a subphrenic abscess after D2 gastrectomy. The abscess looked like an acute subcapsular splenic hematoma on computed tomography images. Therefore the patient was reoperated. It turned out during the operation that there was a subphrenic pus collection, while the spleen had been intact. The reason for this complication was unoesophagal fistula. The case report shows limitations of CT images interpretation and a failure that can result from fixed bearing radiological criteria. (author)

  2. Pontine tegmentum hematoma: report of a case with pure hemiplegia

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    MILAGRES ANTONIO CARLOS DE PÁDUA

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    Full Text Available The authors report the case of a 50 year-old hypertensive male patient with a pontine hematoma. The clinical presentation was characterized by pure pyramidal deficit signs (no other signs or symptoms were present. A pure hemiplegia syndrome, although common in supratentorial lesions, is considered to be a rare event in pontine vascular lesions. The pathophysiologic mechanisms of these neurological findings are unclear. The exclusive involvement of the pyramidal tract in this case is likely due to a variation in the vascular anatomy of the pons but, in some cases, a vascular malformation may be the cause.

  3. Sharp tooth induced sublingual hematoma in a patient with elevated international normalized ratio

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    John Baliah

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    Full Text Available Sublingual hematoma secondary to anticoagulation is a rare fatal condition. Hemorrhagic complications of warfarin are well-known. This particular case is unique because the patient was on warfarin for the past 2 years but did not develop the sublingual hematoma. However, a trauma by an attrited sharp cusp triggered the episode of the sublingual hematoma in this patient. Being a medical emergency, patient was promptly hospitalized in cardiac care unit and managed by medical team. The patient was transfused with 2 units of fresh frozen plasma and warfarin was temporarily stopped for 4 days. Alternate day regimen of warfarin was started after 4 days, and international normalized ratio dropped to 3. In dental management, enameloplasty of the mandibular first molar tooth was done to prevent trauma and ulcer development in the floor of the mouth. The hematoma resolved, and no new hematoma formation was observed for a period of 6 months.

  4. Subcapsular renal hematoma after ureterorenoscopy: An unknown complication of a known procedure

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    Bansal Ujjwal

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Renal subcapsular hematoma is not an uncommon complication after extracorporeal short wave lithotripsy, trauma, renal angiographic procedures and spontaneously in patients of malignancy and in patients on anticoagulation. We present a patient who developed renal subcapsular hematoma after ureterorenoscopy, which has not been mentioned in literature ever. Clinical spectrum varies from spontaneous resolution through acute renal failure to Page kidney. Page kidney is the external compression of a kidney usually caused by a subcapsular hematoma associated with high blood pressure and occasional renal failure. It is named after Dr. Irvin Page who first demonstrated in 1939 that wrapping cellophane tightly around animal kidneys could cause hypertension. Various management options are mentioned in literature and depend upon the severity of hematoma. Percutaneous drainage is a successful option for the management of subcapsular hematoma in hemodynamic stable patients.

  5. Large Intraluminal Ileal Hematoma Presenting as Small Bowel Obstruction in a Child

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    Intraluminal small bowel hematoma has been rarely reported in children, as a rare cause of small bowel obstruction. We present a case of an intraluminal ileal hematoma presenting as small bowel obstruction in a child. Computed Tomography (CT) indicated a large intraluminal hyperdense lesion in the distal ileum as the cause of small bowel obstruction. Abdominal ultrasonography (US) showed an echogenic mass-like lesion with multiple septa in the distal ileum. Small bowel obstruction due to a complicated cystic mass was provisionally diagnosed. Histopathologic examination of the resected mass suggested a submucosal ileal hematoma. Although intraluminal small bowel hematoma is rare in children, it can present as an intraluminal cystic mass and should be considered as a rare cause of small bowel obstruction. The US and CT findings of submucosal ileal hematoma could be useful for the diagnosis of such cases in the future

  6. Hematomas renales tras Litotricia Extracorpórea por Ondas de Choque: LEOCH / Renal hematomas after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy: ESWL

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    Héctor, Pastor Navarro; Pedro, Carrión López; Jesús, Martínez Ruiz; José Mª, Pastor Guzmán; Mariano, Martínez Martín; Julio A., Virseda Rodríguez.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La introducción de la fragmentación por ondas de choque en el campo de la litiasis urinaria es una de las mayores aportaciones terapéuticas en la historia de la urología. Es el método de elección para el tratamiento de la mayoría de los cálculos de ubicación renal y ureteral, ya que es [...] un método poco invasivo y con bajo número de complicaciones; pero su aplicación no está totalmente exenta de efectos adversos. Produce traumatismo o lesión más o menos importante en los órganos que atraviesan las ondas de choque, incluido el riñón, donde pueden producir desde una pequeña contusión a hematomas renales con diferente resolución y tratamiento. Material y métodos: Realizamos una revisión de 4.815 litotricias que se han realizado en nuestro servicio, exponiendo siete casos en los que se diagnosticó hematomas renales subcapsulares o perirrenales, con su evolución, manejo y tratamiento. Resultados: Después de las complicaciones urológicas (dolor, obstrucción e infección), las colecciones hemáticas renales y perirrenales ocupan el primer lugar en orden de frecuencia en cuanto a efectos adversos de las ondas de choque, relacionándose fundamentalmente con la potencia de energía aplicada y con el incremento de edad del paciente. Conclusiones: Entre los años 1992-2007 se realizaron 4.815 litotricias con un total de 7 casos de hematomas graves, que representan menos del 1%. El manejo suele ser conservador si bien en ocasiones es necesario el drenaje quirúrgico o incluso la nefrectomía. Abstract in english Introduction: The use of fragmentation due to shock- waves as a treatment of urinary stone was one of the most important therapeutics findings in the history of urology. It´s the first election treatment for most of the calculus at renal and urethral location due to the fact that it is a low invasiv [...] e treatment and it has a few number of complications, but this method also has a few negative side effects, it can caused a more or less important traumatic lesion at the organs which crosses the shock- waves, including the kidney where it can caused a small contusion or renal hematoma with different resolution and treatment. Material and method: We reviewed 4815 extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy that we performed in our department in which we found six cases with subcapsular and perirrenal hematoma which we followed up and treated. Results: After the urological complications (pain, obstruction and infection) the renal and perirrenal hematic collections are the most frequent adverse effects of shock- waves used in lithotripsy, these are related to the power of energy used and patient age. Conclusions: Between the years 1992-2007 we performed 4.815 extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy finding seven cases of severe hematoma, less then 1%.Treatment of these complications is usually not aggressive though sometimes it is necessary to perform surgical drainage and even nephrectomy.

  7. Tratamiento con malla de poliglactina del hematoma subcapsular hepático roto Treatment of subcapsular liver hematoma using a polyglactine mesh

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    JEAN MICHEL BUTTE B

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available En la mayoría de los enfermos el traumatismo hepático tiene un tratamiento médico. Esto se ve favorecido por el desarrollo de UCI y por el seguimiento estricto de las lesiones con estudios imagenológicos, fundamentalmente con TAC. El tratamiento quirúrgico se realiza en los pacientes con compromiso hemodinámico o cuando existen otras lesiones que ameritan una operación. Clásicamente, las lesiones hepáticas han sido tratadas con empaquetamiento del hígado con compresas. La malla de poliglactina cumple el mismo rol, pero tiene el beneficio de no necesitar ser retirada, lo que disminuiría la morbimortalidad. Presentamos 4 pacientes tratadas con malla de poliglactina luego de un traumatismo hepático, su evolución inmediata y alejada. Además se discuten aspectos de este tratamientoMost patients with subcapsular liver hematomas can be managed conservatively with a good hemodynamic and imaging monitoring. Surgery is reserved for patients with hemodynamic instability or when there are other lesions requiring surgical exploration. During surgery, liver lesions are usually wrapped with compresses. Polyglactine mesh has the same function, but does not require to be withdrawn, decreasing the risk for complications. We report four female patients with a ruptured subcapsular liver hematoma treated with polyglactine mesh wrapping. One patient was aged four days and had multiple malformations, one was aged 29 and had a HELLP syndrome, one was aged 34 years and had a lupus hepatitis and one aged 82 years and was in anticoagulant treatment. There was a mean of 2.3 surgical interventions in each patients and mean hospital stay was 17 days. One patient had to be admitted again due to a progression of the hematoma and was managed with selective arterial embolization. The newborn patient died of a respiratory infection, one month after discharge

  8. Tratamiento con malla de poliglactina del hematoma subcapsular hepático roto / Treatment of subcapsular liver hematoma using a polyglactine mesh

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    JEAN MICHEL, BUTTE B; NICOLÁS, JARUFE C; FERNANDO, VULETIN S; JORGE, MARTÍNEZ C.

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available En la mayoría de los enfermos el traumatismo hepático tiene un tratamiento médico. Esto se ve favorecido por el desarrollo de UCI y por el seguimiento estricto de las lesiones con estudios imagenológicos, fundamentalmente con TAC. El tratamiento quirúrgico se realiza en los pacientes con compromiso [...] hemodinámico o cuando existen otras lesiones que ameritan una operación. Clásicamente, las lesiones hepáticas han sido tratadas con empaquetamiento del hígado con compresas. La malla de poliglactina cumple el mismo rol, pero tiene el beneficio de no necesitar ser retirada, lo que disminuiría la morbimortalidad. Presentamos 4 pacientes tratadas con malla de poliglactina luego de un traumatismo hepático, su evolución inmediata y alejada. Además se discuten aspectos de este tratamiento Abstract in english Most patients with subcapsular liver hematomas can be managed conservatively with a good hemodynamic and imaging monitoring. Surgery is reserved for patients with hemodynamic instability or when there are other lesions requiring surgical exploration. During surgery, liver lesions are usually wrapped [...] with compresses. Polyglactine mesh has the same function, but does not require to be withdrawn, decreasing the risk for complications. We report four female patients with a ruptured subcapsular liver hematoma treated with polyglactine mesh wrapping. One patient was aged four days and had multiple malformations, one was aged 29 and had a HELLP syndrome, one was aged 34 years and had a lupus hepatitis and one aged 82 years and was in anticoagulant treatment. There was a mean of 2.3 surgical interventions in each patients and mean hospital stay was 17 days. One patient had to be admitted again due to a progression of the hematoma and was managed with selective arterial embolization. The newborn patient died of a respiratory infection, one month after discharge

  9. Hematoma retroperitoneal de causa infrecuente: A propósito de un caso / Retroperitoneal hematoma of unusual cause: A case report

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    Daniel, Álvarez G; Giancarlo, Schiappacasse F; Marcelo, Castro S; Jeannie, Slater M.

    Full Text Available El hematoma retroperitoneal espontáneo (HRE) se define como una colección hemática espontánea, situada en cualquiera de los compartimentos retroperitoneales. Dentro de las causas más frecuentes se encuentran las roturas de aneurisma de aorta abdominal, tumores renales y suprarrenales, entre otras. H [...] abitualmente es difícil realizar el diagnóstico al ingreso del paciente, ya que la presentación clínica es variable y puede simular otros cuadros de dolor abdominal o lumbar. Las técnicas de imagen, especialmente la angiografía, tomografía computada y resonancia magnética, son una herramienta fundamental en el diagnóstico y manejo oportuno del cuadro. Presentamos el caso de un varón de 56 años de edad con diagnóstico de VIH en tratamiento, que debutó como un cuadro de dolor y masa abdominal palpable. Luego de un acabado estudio de imágenes, se diagnosticó un HRE cuyo estudio histológico reveló un Linfoma de Burkitt. Abstract in english The spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma (SRH) is defined as a spontaneous hematic collection located in any of the retroperitoneal compartments. The most frequently encountered cause of retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, followed by renal and adrenal tumors, along w [...] ith some other less common causes. Performing accurate diagnosis of patients at admission has proven to be difficult, given that the clinical presentation is ample and variable and may mimic other pictures of abdominal or lower back pain. Imaging techniques, mainly angiography, computed tomography, and MR Imaging, represent a fundamental tool for both timely diagnosis and proper management of the condition. We report the case of a 56-year-old male patient with diagnosis of HIV, who presented with a history of abdominal pain and palpable abdominal mass. After a thorough imaging evaluation, patient was diagnosed with retroperitoneal hematoma, whose histological analysis revealed a Burkitt lymphoma.

  10. Hematoma retroperitoneal de causa infrecuente: A propósito de un caso Retroperitoneal hematoma of unusual cause: A case report

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    Daniel Álvarez G

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El hematoma retroperitoneal espontáneo (HRE se define como una colección hemática espontánea, situada en cualquiera de los compartimentos retroperitoneales. Dentro de las causas más frecuentes se encuentran las roturas de aneurisma de aorta abdominal, tumores renales y suprarrenales, entre otras. Habitualmente es difícil realizar el diagnóstico al ingreso del paciente, ya que la presentación clínica es variable y puede simular otros cuadros de dolor abdominal o lumbar. Las técnicas de imagen, especialmente la angiografía, tomografía computada y resonancia magnética, son una herramienta fundamental en el diagnóstico y manejo oportuno del cuadro. Presentamos el caso de un varón de 56 años de edad con diagnóstico de VIH en tratamiento, que debutó como un cuadro de dolor y masa abdominal palpable. Luego de un acabado estudio de imágenes, se diagnosticó un HRE cuyo estudio histológico reveló un Linfoma de Burkitt.The spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma (SRH is defined as a spontaneous hematic collection located in any of the retroperitoneal compartments. The most frequently encountered cause of retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, followed by renal and adrenal tumors, along with some other less common causes. Performing accurate diagnosis of patients at admission has proven to be difficult, given that the clinical presentation is ample and variable and may mimic other pictures of abdominal or lower back pain. Imaging techniques, mainly angiography, computed tomography, and MR Imaging, represent a fundamental tool for both timely diagnosis and proper management of the condition. We report the case of a 56-year-old male patient with diagnosis of HIV, who presented with a history of abdominal pain and palpable abdominal mass. After a thorough imaging evaluation, patient was diagnosed with retroperitoneal hematoma, whose histological analysis revealed a Burkitt lymphoma.

  11. MRI study for CT-guided stereotactic aspiration of intracerebral hematoma

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    Twenty-five patients with acute hypertensive intracerebral hematomas, diagnosed by computed tomography (CT), underwent CT-guided stereotactic aspiration. Magnetic resonance (MR) images were obtained immediately before aspiration, using T1-weighted (TR=500 msec, TE=15 msec) and T2-weighted (TR=2500 msec, TE=120 msec) sequences and a 0.5 Tesla MR system. On the basis of the MR images the hematomas were divided into peripheral, central, and core segments. The signal intensities were divided into seven grades based on the comparison with white matter. The sequential changes in each segment on the MR images were evaluated, and the ratio of hematoma removal vs. size of residual hematoma was assessed by preoperative MR imaging and pre-and post-operative CT. The hematomas were located in the putamen in 13 cases, the thalamus in 8, combined in 2, and subcortex in 2. The hematomas, targeted in their centers, were evacuated by the aspiration procedure alone, 1 to 12 days after onset (day 0=day of onset). The results were as follows : 1) The proportion of hematomas removed was high after day 4. 2) Sequential T1-weighted images showed that the peripheral segments gradually increased in signal intensity, appearing as high-intensity rings that gradually filled and could be easily aspirated. 3) In those cases in which sequential T2-weighted images showed the central segments gradually increasing in signal intensity, the hematomas were easily aspirated if the signal was either iso-intense or hyper-intense. 4) Several hematomas had a core that appeared as a high intensity signal on T1-weighted images and as a low intensity signal on T2-weighted images; these hematomas could not be aspirated. (author)

  12. Esclerose hipocampal unilateral com registro subdural de crises temporais contralaterais: relato de caso Unilateral hippocampal sclerosis with subdural strips in seizures from the contralateral temporal lobe: case report

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Pacientes com epilepsia temporal e esclerose hipocampal unilateral tem, na sua grande maioria das vezes, as suas crises e as alterações eletroencefalográficas interictais originando-se do lado da lesão. Mesmo alguns pacientes nos quais os registros de escalpo mostram as crises originando-se da região temporal contralateral à atrofia do hipocampo, registros invasivos têm mostrado que a região de início das crises é, na realidade, ipsilateral à atrofia. No entanto isso talvez não seja verdadeiro para todos pacientes. OBJETIVO: Nesse artigo é relatado uma paciente com atrofia hipocampal unilateral, mas cujas crises, tanto no escalpo quando com registros subdurais, mostram vir da região temporal contralateral. RESULTADO: A paciente tem atrofia hipocampal à direita mas cujo EEG interictal mostrava predomínio de descargas à esquerda, bem como crises vindo daí. O registro com strips subdurais mostrou origem das crises à esquerda. CONCLUSÃO: Possivelmente alguns pacientes com epilepsia temporal têm as crises vindo do hipocampo menos atrófico.INTRODUCTION: Most patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and hippocampal sclerosis have the seizures and the interictal electroencephalographic abnormalities coming from the side of atrophic hippocampus. Even some patients on whom the seizures seem to arise from the contralateral temporal lobe, invasive recordings have shown that the seizures actually come from that atrophic side. But this may not be always the case. OBJECTIVE: We report a patient with a unilateral hippocampal atrophy and the seizures, seen both on the scalp as well with subdural strips, come from the contralateral temporal lobe. A patient with right hippocampal atrophy had most of the interictal discharges coming from the left temporal lobe, as well her seizures. Invasive recordings with subdural strips also showed seizures arising from the left temporal lobe. CONCLUSION: There might be some patients with temporal lobe epilepsy whose seizures come from the less.

  13. Hematoma intracoronário como manifestação de dissecção espontânea de artéria coronária / Intracoronary hematoma as a manifestation of spontaneous coronary artery dissection

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    Felipe, Maia; César, Medeiros; Cláudia, Matos; Leonardo, Duarte; Jacqueline Sampaio dos, Santos; Denilsom C., Albuquerque; Miguel A. N., Rati.

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    Full Text Available A dissecção espontânea de artéria coronária é um quadro de etiologia ainda não bem esclarecida. Diferentes estudos associam essa entidade a período gestacional, estresse físico, doenças do colágeno e vasculites. Em geral, os pacientes não apresentam os fatores de risco clássicos para doença arterial [...] coronária, o que torna obrigatória a suspeita dessa afecção, especialmente em adultos jovens com síndrome coronária aguda. Neste artigo relatamos o caso de paciente do sexo feminino, de 38 anos de idade, com síndrome coronária aguda sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST e hematoma intracoronário sem dissecção aparente, diagnosticado pelo ultrassom intracoronário, em artéria coronária direita. Não existe, até o presente momento, consenso quanto à melhor forma de tratamento nesses casos. Abstract in english The etiology of spontaneous coronary artery dissection has not been well clarified. Different studies associate it to pregnancy, physical stress, collagen diseases and vasculitis. In general, patients do not have the classic risk factors for coronary artery disease, which makes mandatory the suspici [...] on of this condition, especially in young adults with acute coronary syndromes. We report the case of a 38-year-old female with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome and intracoronary hematoma with no apparent dissection, diagnosed by intravascular ultrasound, in the right coronary artery. There is no consensus so far on the best way to treat these cases.

  14. Renal Artery Embolization of Perirenal Hematoma in Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome: A Case Report

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    Choi, Hee Seok; Lee, Yong Seok; Lim, Ji Hyon; Kim, Kyung Soo; Yoon, Yup [Dongguk University College of Medicine, Goyang (Korea, Republic of); Hwang, Jae Cheol [Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of)

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    Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is an acute viral disease characterized by fever, hemorrhage and renal failure. Among the various hemorrhagic complications of HFRS, spontaneous rupture of the kidney and perirenal hematoma are very rare findings. We report here on a case of HFRS complicated by massive perirenal hematoma, and this was treated with transcatheter arterial embolization. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is an acute infectious disease caused by hantavirus. HFRS is clinically characterized by fever, renal failure and hemorrhage in organs such as lung, kidney, spleen and the pituitary gland. Renal medullary hemorrhage is a well-known complication in the kidney, but spontaneous rupture of the kidney and perirenal hematoma in HFRS is rare, and patients showing continuous bleeding and massive perirenal hematoma have often been surgically treated. We report here on a case of HFRS complicated by massive perirenal hematoma, and the patient was treated with transcatheter arterial embolization. In summary, spontaneous rupture of the kidney and perirenal hematoma is a rare complication of HFRS. We report here on a case of HFRS that caused massive perirenal hematoma, and this was treated with superselective renal artery embolization.

  15. Chronic hematic cyst of the temporomandibular joint

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    Hematic cyst refers to accumulation of blood or blood breakdown products in a non epithelium-lined fibrous tissue capsule. Hepatic cyst is a term often used for deeply placed, incompletely resorbed hematoma hemorrhagic cyst, which may remain unchanged and unidentified for long periods of time. Trauma is the major causative factor, although it is often vague or totally uncalled by the patient. Chronic hematic cysts are uncommon lesions those can present diagnostic challenge. In this article we report a first case of a chronic hematic cyst of the temporomandibular joint TMJ. (author)

  16. Langerhans' cell histiocytosis presenting with an intracranial epidural hematoma

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    Lee, K.-W. [Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda Children' s Hospital and University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA (United States); McLeary, M.S. [Div. of Pediatric Radiology, Loma Linda Children' s Hospital and University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA (United States); Zuppan, C.W. [Dept. of Pathology, Loma Linda Children' s Hospital and University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA (United States); Won, D.J. [Div. of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Children' s Hospital, Loma Linda, CA (United States)

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    An 8-year-old boy developed vomiting and severe headache following minor head trauma. A CT scan of the head demonstrated a lytic lesion of the skull and adjacent epidural hematoma. Surgical evacuation and removal of the skull lesion and hematoma were carried out, and pathologic evaluation resulted in a diagnosis of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH). Epidural involvement of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis is very rare, and we report the first case of LCH presenting as an intracranial epidural hematoma. (orig.)

  17. Neuropatía femoral y hematoma bilateral de músculos psoas-iliaco asociados a tratamiento con warfarina

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    Full Text Available Se presentó un hombre de 70 años que sufrió un hematoma bilateral de los músculos psoas-iliacos como consecuencia del tratamiento con warfarina. Después de 6 d de tratamiento analgésico, valores de índice internacional normalizado inferiores a 1,5 y control del sangrado, se indicó la warfarina para continuar la profilaxis por la prótesis valvular mecánica. Fue egresado con secuelas motoras por la neuropatía femoral y se ha mantenido con tratamiento fisioterapéutico. Se diagnosticó neuropatía por compresión del nervio femoral, por hematoma de los músculos psoas-ilíacos. Los casos de hematomas retroperitoneales son escasos en la literatura médica, en Cuba no encontramos casos publicados.

  18. Importance of computerized tomography for surgical treatment of intracranial hematomas

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    The improved treatment by using computerized tomography (CT) located operating theater and intensive care unit is reported in comparison of 3,382 patients with severe head injuries. By preoperative use of CT the frequency of diagnosed hermatomas was about the same (29.5% before CT; 27.0% with CT) but the preoperative diagnosed multiple hematomas were much more frequent (14.0% resp. 27.0%). The most important advantage however is the saving of time by CT in this localisation by which the chance of survival has increased from 54% to 69%. Without any doubt everywhere in neurotraumatology the CT should be situated as near as possible to the intensive care unit and to the operating theater and should be available 24 hours a day. (Author)

  19. Imaging management of spontaneous giant esophageal intramural hematoma

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    Hagel, J. [Univ. of British Columbia, Dept. of Radiology, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Bicknell, S.G.; Haniak, W. [Lions Gate Hospital, Dept. of Radiology, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)]. E-mail: sbicknel@interchg.ubc.ca

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    A woman, aged 84 years, presented to our emergency department with posteriorly radiating chest pain that began following dinner. She reported no change in bowel habits, hematochezia, or melena. She had previous peptic ulcer disease and a long-standing history of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Her medications included acetylsalicylic acid and rabeprazole. Electrocardiogram and troponin analyses were negative for ischemic heart disease. The emergency physician suspected an aortic dissection, and computed tomography (CT) chest and abdomen scans were performed with and without IV and oral contrast. The aorta was normal and the noncontrast images demonstrated a hyperdense mass (not shown) that did not enhance consistent with a large intramural hematoma extending from the upper esophagus (level of T2 vertebral body) to the fundus of the stomach (Figures 1A and B). (author)

  20. Acute subdural empyema. With special reference to CT findings and surgical treatment; case report

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    Sasahira, Masahiro; Takagi, Kenichi; Hashimoto, Kazumasa; Inou, Satoshi; Arai, Toshimoto (Dokkyo Univ., School of Medicine, Tochigi (Japan))

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    The patient, a 19-year-old male, began suffering from severe headache, vomiting, and high fever. Two days later the patient was admitted in a semicomatose state and with left hemiplegia. Nuchal rigidity and choked disc were not noticed. WBC count was 12,500/mm/sup 3/. CT scan disclosed marked swelling of the right cerebral hemisphere with midline shift. Except for a small lucent space in the parafalcial region, no extracerebral collection was noted in either pre- or post-contrast scans. Plain craniograms showed clouding of the left frontal, ethmoidal, and sphenoidal sinuses. Carotid angiography revealed prolongation of the circulation time and stenosis of the supraclinoidal portion of the right carotid artery. Right fronto-parietal decompressive craniectomy was performed. Subdural empyema was found and evacuated. Curettage and drainage of the empyema in the paranasal sinuses were also done. A bone defect 4 mm in diameter was detected on the medial-upper wall of the left frontal sinus. The causative organism was confirmed as ..cap alpha..-Streptococcus. Both systemic and local antibiotics were administered and the patient recovered well and was discharged without any neurological deficit. The authors emphasized that cerebral angiography is necessary for its accurate diagnosis of subdural empyema in its acute stage and that emergency intracranial and rhino-otological operations should be concomitantly performed.

  1. [An intramural hematoma of the small intestine, during anticoagulant therapy: radiological course. Concerning one case].

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    Schutz, J F; Baumann, R; Constantinesco, A; Kerschen, A; Kempf, F; Weill, J P

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    The authors present a case of intramural hematoma of the small intestines during anticoagulant treatment. With reference to this case, they study the frequency, etiopathogenesis and anatomy of this hematoma and particularly look at the radiological manifestations. In this respect they distinguish three stages in the evolution. The first, when the straight X-ray of the abdomen and barium followthrough demonstrate an axial stenosis of the small intestines with dilation of the proximal loops; the second (between the 7th and 20th days) when the loop affected by the hematoma takes on a characteristic "palissade" or "spring" -like sausage appearance; finally the third (after the 3rd week), when only thickening of the haustrations persists with progressive return to normal. The radiological diagnosis is discussed, not only with intramural hematomas of the small intestines of other etiologies (traumatic, during pancreatitis, during disorders in hemostatis), but also with conditions giving rise to similar radiological pictures: malabsorption, inflammatory conditions, etc. PMID:300805

  2. Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma: a case report and review of the literature; Hematoma epidural cervical espontaneo: a proposito de un caso y revision de la bibligrafia

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    We present the case of a 78-year-old woman with a spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma that presented with sudden interscapular pain accompanied by left hemiparesis and a significant improvement 15 minutes later. Initially diagnosed as angina, the persistence of pain in dorsal cervical spine suggested the need to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The images demonstrated a lesion in the epidural spinal canal at level C3-D2 that presented a heterogeneous signal intensity, with hyperintense areas in T1-weighted sequences and hypointense areas in gradient-echo sequences, with no sign of compression myelopathy. A diagnosis of epidural hematoma was established and, given the favorable clinical course, conservative treatment was indicated. The second MRI study showed the complete resorption of the epidural hematoma. (Author) 12 refs.

  3. CO2 Demonstration of Multiple Extravasations into a Subcapsular Hematoma of the Liver

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    In a case of esophageal cancer with liver metastases, rupture of a liver metastasis resulted in subcapsular hematoma of the liver. Digital subtraction angiography with carbon dioxide showed multiple extravasations at the surface of the liver suggesting multiple ruptures of the penetrating hepatic capsular arteries. It was suggested that these findings are not rare in cases of subcapsular hematoma; however, they have received little attention

  4. An alarming but self-limited case of isolated large spontaneous liver hematoma in pregnancy.

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    Shakya, Vikal Chandra; Regmi, Mohan Chandra; Sah, Pannalal; Khaniya, Sudeep; Adhikary, Shailesh

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    Spontaneous subcapsular liver hematoma is rare but potentially life-threatening complication of pregnancy usually associated with severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets). We present here a case of such a large spontaneous liver hematoma presenting in pregnancy, but without other known associated abnormalities, which has not been described before and it resolved on itself without any intervention. PMID:23560119

  5. Sonographically Diagnosed Vault Hematomas Following Vaginal Hysterectomy and Its Correlation with Postoperative Morbidity

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    Cem Dane; Banu Dane; Ahmet Cetin; Murat Yayla

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    Objective. Our aim is to investigate sonographically detectable vault hematomas after vaginal hysterectomy and its relation to postoperative morbidity. Methods. We studied a group of 103 women who had undergone vaginal hysterectomy for benign causes apart from uterovaginal prolapse. Transabdominal ultrasound examinations were carried out 24 to 72 hours after surgery to assess the presence of vault hematomas. Ultrasound findings were correlated with clinical data and postoperative morbidity. R...

  6. Hematoma of the proximal nail fold due to oximeter in a child

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    Patricia Chang; Monica Vanesa Vásquez Acajabón

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    Boy 4 years old, hospitalized due to hemorrhagic chickenpox and sepsis during his clinical examination besides hemorrhagic crust, vesicles and bullous he has also a cutaneous red lesion localized at the right proximal nail fold of the big toenail (Fig. 1), dermatoscopic view of the lesion (Fig. 2). The diagnosis of hematoma of the proximal nail fold due to oximeter was done. The proximal nail fold hematomas due to oximeter are uncommon dermatoses at this level that are caused for the pressure...

  7. Subcapsular renal hematoma after ureterorenoscopy: An unknown complication of a known procedure

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    Bansal Ujjwal; Sawant Ajit; Dhabalia Jayesh

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    Renal subcapsular hematoma is not an uncommon complication after extracorporeal short wave lithotripsy, trauma, renal angiographic procedures and spontaneously in patients of malignancy and in patients on anticoagulation. We present a patient who developed renal subcapsular hematoma after ureterorenoscopy, which has not been mentioned in literature ever. Clinical spectrum varies from spontaneous resolution through acute renal failure to Page kidney. Page kidney is the external compression of ...

  8. Conservative vs. Surgical Management of Post-Traumatic Epidural Hematoma: A Case and Review of Literature.

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    Maugeri, Rosario; Anderson, David Greg; Graziano, Francesca; Meccio, Flavia; Visocchi, Massimiliano; Iacopino, Domenico Gerardo

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    BACKGROUND Trauma is the leading cause of death in people younger than 45 years and head injury is the main cause of trauma mortality. Although epidural hematomas are relatively uncommon (less than 1% of all patients with head injuries and fewer than 10% of those who are comatose), they should always be considered in evaluation of a serious head injury. Patients with epidural hematomas who meet surgical criteria and receive prompt surgical intervention can have an excellent prognosis, presumably owing to limited underlying primary brain damage from the traumatic event. The decision to perform a surgery in a patient with a traumatic extraaxial hematoma is dependent on several factors (neurological status, size of hematoma, age of patients, CT findings) but also may depend on the judgement of the treating neurosurgeon. CASE REPORT A 30-year old man arrived at our Emergency Department after a traumatic brain injury. General examination revealed severe headache, no motor or sensory disturbances, and no clinical signs of intracranial hypertension. A CT scan documented a significant left fronto-parietal epidural hematoma, which was considered suitable for surgical evacuation. The patient refused surgery. Following CT scan revealed a minimal increase in the size of the hematoma and of midline shift. The neurologic examination maintained stable and the patient continued to refuse the surgical treatment. Next follow up CT scans demonstrated a progressive resorption of hematoma. CONCLUSIONS We report an unusual case of a remarkable epidural hematoma managed conservatively with a favorable clinical outcome. This case report is intended to rather add to the growing knowledge regarding the best management for this serious and acute pathology. PMID:26567227

  9. Management of Intramural Hematoma of the Ascending Aorta and Aortic Arch: The Risks of Limited Surgery

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    We present the case of a 57-year-old woman who had an intramural hematoma of the ascending aorta and aortic arch. After initial blood pressure control and imaging studies, the patient underwent limited surgical repair that consisted of ascending aortic replacement. One week postoperatively, the aortic arch hematoma progressed to a full dissection that extended into the proximal descending aorta. Emergent aortic arch replacement was required.

  10. Stereotactic fibrinolysis of spontaneous intracerebral hematoma using infusion of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator / Fibrinólise com infusão de rtPA e drenagem estereotáxica de hematoma intracerebral espontâneo profundo

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    José Augusto, Nasser; Asdrubal, Falavigna; Márcio, Bezerra; Victor, Martinez; Gabriel, Freitas; Armando, Alaminos; Antônio, Bonatelli; Fernando, Ferraz.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudo prospectivo em 10 pacientes com infusão de trombolítico (rtPA) dentro do hematoma cerebral profundo supratentorial e drenagem estereotáxica. MÉTODO: Entre 1999 e 2000 10 pacientes com hematomas de profundidade foram selecionados para infusão de rtPA e drenagem do coágulo espontânea. [...] RESULTADO: Todos os casos obtiveram 80% de redução do volume do hematoma medidos por TC no terceiro dia. A pressão intracraniana estava normalizada no terceiro dia. Não houve complicações locais ou sistêmicas relacionadas com o uso deste trombolítico. Os resultados comparados foram mostrados pela Escala de Prognóstico de Glasgow com 6 pacientes em GrauV, 3 pacientes em Grau IV e 1 paciente em Grau III após três meses. CONCLUSÃO: Tratamento precoce e drenagem com técnica neurocirúrgica minimamente invasiva pode fazer estes pacientes terem uma recuperação da consciência mais rápida e assim serem reabilitados mais precocemente evitando complicações secundárias. Abstract in english PURPOSE: The authors present a prospective study on 10 patients with stereotactic infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) intraparenchimal hemorrhage. METHODS: Between 1999 and 2000, 10 patients with deep seated hematomas in the basal ganglia were selected for stereotactic infusion of rtPA a [...] nd spontaneous clot drainage. RESULTS: All cases had about 80% reduction of the hematoma volume in the CT scan at the third day. The intracranial pressure was normalized by the third day too. There were no local or systemic complications with the use of this trombolitic. The results were shown by the Glasgow Outcome Scale with six patients in V, three in IV and one in III after 3 months. CONCLUSION: Early treatment and drainage with minimally invasive neurosurgery , can make these patients with deep-seated hematomas recover the consciousness and they can be rehabilitated earlier avoiding secondary complications.

  11. Development of a renal subcapsular hematoma during angiography for diagnosis and subsequent treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.

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    Hirao, Akihiro; Tomonari, Testu; Tanaka, Hironori; Tanaka, Kumiko; Kagawa, Miwako; Tanaka, Takahiro; Taniguchi, Tatsuya; Harada, Rie; Sato, Momoko; Muguruma, Naoki; Takayama, Tetsuji

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    A renal subcapsular hematoma rarely occurs without a history of trauma. It has been reported as a complication of urological interventions and also reported to occur spontaneously in patients with renal malignancies. However, there are no previous reports of renal subcapsular hematomas occurring in connection with abdominal angiography. We report here a case of a renal subcapsular hematoma that developed and was recognized during abdominal angiography for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). An 80-year-old male was referred to our hospital for transarterial embolization for multiple HCCs. His past medical history included hypertension. His laboratory data showed slightly decreased number of platelets and hepaplastin test due to liver cirrhosis. When computed tomography angiography was performed, a 7-cm subcapsular hematoma developed and was recognized over the right kidney during the procedure. He was successfully managed supportively with blood transfusion, tranexamic acid and antibiotics. Since thrombocytopenia and hypertension are reportedly risk factors for hematoma formation, careful manipulation is required during angiography in HCC patients with liver cirrhosis and hypertension. It must be kept in mind that rare complications, such as a renal subcapsular hematoma, can happen during abdominal angiography for diagnostic and interventional treatment of HCC. PMID:26183639

  12. Vertex extradural hematoma in association with Paget?s disease of the skull

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    Full Text Available Paget?s disease of skull usually causes neurological complications such as basilar invagination, cranial neuropathies, etc. Occurrence of extradural hematoma in association with Paget?s disease of skull is rare. A 48 year old man presented with headache and right upper limb weakness, two days after a fall from scooter. CT Scan of brain showed a large extradural hematoma at the vertex with the cranial vault showing features of Paget?s disease. At surgery, no skull fracture or injury to the superior sagittal sinus was evident. There was diffuse oozing from the inner table of the skull, which showed features of Paget?s disease. The extradural hematoma was evacuated and the patient made good recovery.He deteriorated a few hours after surgery. Follow up CT Scan showed diffuse brain swelling with minimal recollection of hematoma. Re-exploration showed a small recollection which was evacuated and the part of the oozing diseased skull was excised. The patient recovered completely. This is the first reported case of vertex extradural hematoma in association with the Paget?s disease of skull. The unusual features are the absence of skull fracture and injury to the superior sagittal sinus. The increased vascularity of the skull due to Paget?s disease has caused the hematoma by diffuse oozing from the inner table.

  13. Nasalseptal hematoma/abscess: management and outcome in a tertiary hospital of a developing country

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    Full Text Available Jones N Nwosu, Peter C NnadedeDepartment of Otolaryngology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, NigeriaBackground: Nasal hematoma/abscess is an uncommon entity, but capable of leading to serious consequences if not handled meticulously, and with urgency.Objective: To present the management, and outcome of nasal septal hematoma/abscess in a Nigerian tertiary institution.Method: Consecutive patients diagnosed with nasal septal hematoma/abscess over a 10-year period, treated at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria, were prospectively studied. The processes leading to diagnosis, treatment, and outcome were sequentially evaluated.Results: Fifty-three patients (37 males and 16 females, age 5–65 years (with mean age of 23.10 years, were included. Surgical drainage of the hematoma/abscess, intranasal packing with insertion of drain was performed with total resolution of problem in all the cases.Conclusion: Incision and drainage, and intranasal packing with insertion of drain was effective in treating nasal septal hematoma/abscess.Keywords: septal hematoma, abscess, facial deformity

  14. Rede hemostática: uma alternativa para a prevenção de hematoma em ritidoplastia / Hemostatic net: an alternative for the prevention of hematoma in rhytidoplasty

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    André, Auersvald; Luiz Augusto, Auersvald; Maria de Lourdes Pessole, Biondo-Simões.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Hematoma é a complicação pós-operatória mais frequente em ritidoplastia. Sua ocorrência aumenta a morbidade e prejudica a recuperação. Pontos de adesão internos para fechamento das áreas descoladas em abdominoplastias evitam o surgimento de seroma. Baseados neste princípio, e com o objet [...] ivo de reduzir o número de pacientes com hematomas em ritidoplastia, foi desenvolvida tática cirúrgica análoga em que se confecciona uma rede hemostática de pontos contínuos e transfixantes de náilon 4-0, englobando a pele e o SMAS-platisma. MÉTODO: Foram incluídos no estudo 366 pacientes consecutivos, submetidos a ritidoplastia de pelo menos o terço médio da face, entre julho de 2009 e setembro de 2011. O grupo A, incluindo os primeiros 120 pacientes avaliados retrospectivamente, foi considerado controle. O grupo B foi constituído pelos demais 246 pacientes, operados com a tática cirúrgica proposta e avaliados prospectivamente. Observaram-se as incidências de hematoma, isquemia e necrose nas primeiras 72 horas de pós-operatório. RESULTADOS: No grupo A, 17 (14,2%) pacientes apresentaram hematoma, enquanto no grupo B não houve nenhum caso. A tática cirúrgica não aumentou significativamente a ocorrência de isquemia: 11 (9,2%) pacientes no grupo A e 16 (6,5%) no grupo B tiveram essa complicação (P Abstract in english BACKGROUND: Hematoma is the most common postoperative complication of rhytidoplasty. Its occurrence increases morbidity and impairs recovery. Internal sutures to close detached areas are used in abdominoplasty to prevent seromas. Taking this into account and in order to reduce the number of patients [...] with hematomas post rhytidoplasty, we have developed a similar surgical procedure in which a hemostatic net is made of continuous nylon 4-0 transfixing stitches to include the skin and the superficial musculoaponeurotic system-platysma. METHODS: A total of 366 patients who underwent rhytidoplasty of at least the middle third of the face between July 2009 and September 2011 were included in the study. Group A was identified as the control group; it included the first 120 patients assessed retrospectively. The remaining 246 patients, who underwent the surgical procedure here proposed and who were evaluated prospectively formed group B. We observed the incidence of hematoma, ischemia, and necrosis in the first 72 postoperative hours. RESULTS: In group A, 17 (14.2%) patients developed hematomas, whereas none occurred in group B. The surgical procedure did not significantly increase the occurrence of ischemia: 11 (9.2%) patients in group A and 16 (6.5%) in group B had this complication (P

  15. Spontaneous Ventral Spinal Epidural Hematoma in an Infant: An Unusual Presentation

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    Full Text Available How to Cite This Article: Abbad A, Afzal K, Mujeeb AA, Shahab T, Khalid M. Spontaneous Ventral Spinal Epidural Hematoma in an Infant: An Unusual Presentation. Iran J Child Neurol. 2013  Spring;7(2:47-50.Abstract Spontaneous ventral spinal epidural hematomas are extremely rare in children and clinically recognized by the appearance of acute asymmetric focal motor and sensory involvement. In infants, the initial presenting symptoms are very non-specific and irritability is often the only initial manifestation. Appearance of other neurological signs may be delayed up to hours or even days later. In the absence of significant precipitating factors such as severe trauma or previously known coagulopathies,the diagnosis is usually delayed until the full picture of severe cord compression is developed. The diagnosis is finally made by performing magnetic resonance imaging. We report a 5-month-old infant with spinal epidural hematoma who presented with symmetrical upper limb weakness and diaphragmatic involvement to highlight the importance of recognizing the atypical manifestations for early diagnosis andintervention. References:1. Phillips TW, Kling TF Jr, McGillicuddy JE. Spontaneous ventral spinal epidural hematoma with anterior cordsyndrome: report of a case. Neurosurgery 1981;9:440-3.2. Patel H, Boaz JC, Phillips JP, Garg BP. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in children. Pediatr Neurol1998;19:302-7. Review.3. Penar PL, Fischer DK, Goodrich I, Bloomgarden GM, Robinson F. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma. IntSurg 1987;72:218-21.4. Noth I, Hutter JJ, Meltzer PS, Damiano ML, Carter LP. Spinal epidural hematoma in a hemophilic infant. Am JPediatr Hematol Oncol 1993;15:131-4. Review.5. Beatty RM, Winston KR. Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma. A consideration of etiology. J Neurosurg1984;61:143-8.6. Alva NS. Traumatic spinal epidural hematoma of a 10-month-old male: a clinical note. Pediatr Neurol2000;23:88-9. Review.7. Aminoff MJ: Vascular disorders of the spinal cord, in Davidoff RA (ed: Handbook of the Spinal Cord.Infections and Cancer, Vol 5. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1986, pp 271-273.8. Blount J, Doughty K, Tubbs RS, Wellons JC, Reddy A, Law C, et al. In utero spontaneous cervical thoracicepidural hematoma imitating spinal cord birth injury. Pediatr Neurosurg 2004;40:23-7.9. Iguchi T, Ito Y, Asai M, Ito J, Okada N, Murakami M. [A case of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma]. No ToHattatsu 1993;25:267-70. Review. Japanese.10. Nagel MA, Taff IP, Cantos EL, Patel MP, Maytal J, Berman D. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in a7-year-old girl. Diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 1989;91:157-60.11. Metzger G, Singbartl G. Spinal epidural hematoma following epidural anesthesia versus spontaneous spinalsubdural hematoma. Two case reports. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 1991;35:105-7.12. Patel H, Garg BP. Increasing irritability with sudden onset of flaccid weakness. Semin Pediatr Neurol 1996;3:192-7.13. Tewari MK, Tripathi LN, Mathuriya SN, Khandelwal N, Kak VK. Spontaneous spinal extradural hematomain children. Report of three cases and a review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst 1992;8:53-5. Review.14. Pecha MD, Able AC, Barber DB, Willingham AC. Outcome after spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in children: case report and review of the literature. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1998;79:460-3. Review.

  16. Hematoma epidural com paraplegia flácida: complicação de pós-operatório imediato

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    Rui, Rocha; André, Sarmento; André, Costa; Andreia, Ferreira; Maia, Gonçalves; Rolando, Freitas.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: os autores pretendem partilhar a experiência desta complicação cirúrgica major, com o cuidado de realizar uma revisão bibliográfica sumária sobre o tema abordando referências na literatura sobre a incidência e os fatores de risco inerentes a esta patologia. Descrição: apresenta-se um caso [...] clínico, com o devido enquadramento bibliográfico, de um doente do sexo masculino com 70 anos de idade e neoplasia prostática submetido a laminectomia de L2 com artrodese L1-L3 postero-lateral instrumentada por claudicação neurogénea devido a metástase de L2. No pós-operatório imediato instalou-se um quadro de défice neurológico progressivo com paraplegia flácida e necessidade de reintervenção para drenagem de hematoma epidural confirmado por Ressonância Magnética. O doente recuperou neurologicamente após a drenagem do hematoma tendo retomado as suas atividades de vida diária. Comentários: a maioria dos hematomas epidurais pós-operatórios em cirurgia da patologia raquidiana são assintomáticos. A necessidade de drenagem cirúrgica resume-se a 0,1 a 3% dos hematomas diagnosticados, sendo emergente após o início dos défices neurológicos. É necessário ter em atenção os fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento de hematoma epidural sintomático no pós-operatório imediato para antever a sua possibilidade. Abstract in english Objective: The authors want to share the experience of this major surgical complication, and conduct a brief review on the topic addressing references in the literature on the incidence and risk factors associated with this disease. Description: The authors present as clinical case a male patient ag [...] ed 70 years old with prostate cancer who underwent laminectomy of L2 and postero-lateral instrumented fusion of L1-L3 due to neurogenic claudication from L2 metastasis. In the immediate postoperative settled a progressive neurologic deficit with flaccid paraplegia and need for reoperation for drainage of epidural hematoma confirmed by MRI. The patient recovered neurologically after draining the hematoma having resumed their daily activities. Comments: Most epidural hematomas in postoperative pathology of spinal surgery are asymptomatic. The need for surgical drainage boils down to 0.1 to 3% of the hematomas diagnosed, being emergent after the onset of neurological deficits. Physicians must be aware of the risk factors for the development of symptomatic epidural hematoma in the immediate postoperative period to forecast its possibility.

  17. Hemophilia and child abuse as possible causes of epidural hematoma: case report / Hemofilia e abuso infantil como possíveis causas de hematoma extradural: relato de caso

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    Fernando Campos Gomes, Pinto; Fabrizio Frutos, Porro; Liliana, Suganuma; Ricardo Bragança de Vasconcellos, Fontes; Almir Ferreira de, Andrade; Raul, Marino Jr.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Traumatismo crânio-encefálico é importante conseqüência de abuso infantil. Mecanismos fisiopatológicos específicos do abuso infantil são responsáveis pela ''whiplash shaken-baby syndrome'', o que favoreceria o aparecimento de hemorragias intracranianas. RELATO DE CASO: Relatamos o caso d [...] e uma criança que desenvolveu hematoma extradural após trauma de pequena intensidade. Foi feito diagnóstico inicial de abuso infantil, mas investigações subseqüentes levaram ao diagnóstico de hemofilia A. CONCLUSÃO: Embora o hematoma extradural não esteja intimamente relacionado com abuso infantil, esta etiologia deve ser sempre considerada quando o mecanismo de trauma relatado estiver fora de proporção com as lesões encontradas. Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: Head trauma is an important consequence of child abuse. Specific pathophysiological mechanisms in child abuse are responsible for the ''whiplash shaken-baby syndrome'', which would favour the occurrence of intracranial hemorrhages. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a child who develop [...] ed epidural hematoma following minor-intensity head trauma. Initial diagnosis of child abuse was made, but subsequent investigation led to the diagnosis of hemophilia A. CONCLUSION: Even though epidural hematoma is not closely associated with child abuse, this aethiology must always be considered when the reported trauma mechanism is out of proportion to the magnitude of the encountered lesions.

  18. Hemophilia and child abuse as possible causes of epidural hematoma: case report Hemofilia e abuso infantil como possíveis causas de hematoma extradural: relato de caso

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Head trauma is an important consequence of child abuse. Specific pathophysiological mechanisms in child abuse are responsible for the ''whiplash shaken-baby syndrome'', which would favour the occurrence of intracranial hemorrhages. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a child who developed epidural hematoma following minor-intensity head trauma. Initial diagnosis of child abuse was made, but subsequent investigation led to the diagnosis of hemophilia A. CONCLUSION: Even though epidural hematoma is not closely associated with child abuse, this aethiology must always be considered when the reported trauma mechanism is out of proportion to the magnitude of the encountered lesions.INTRODUÇÃO: Traumatismo crânio-encefálico é importante conseqüência de abuso infantil. Mecanismos fisiopatológicos específicos do abuso infantil são responsáveis pela ''whiplash shaken-baby syndrome'', o que favoreceria o aparecimento de hemorragias intracranianas. RELATO DE CASO: Relatamos o caso de uma criança que desenvolveu hematoma extradural após trauma de pequena intensidade. Foi feito diagnóstico inicial de abuso infantil, mas investigações subseqüentes levaram ao diagnóstico de hemofilia A. CONCLUSÃO: Embora o hematoma extradural não esteja intimamente relacionado com abuso infantil, esta etiologia deve ser sempre considerada quando o mecanismo de trauma relatado estiver fora de proporção com as lesões encontradas.

  19. Hematoma aórtico intramural tipo B: imágenes de una entidad con diferentes caminos evolutivos / Aortic intramural hematoma type B: images of an entity with different evolution pathways

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    Gabriel, Pérez-Baztarrica; Flavio, Salvaggio; Sebastián, Villecco; Rafael, Porcile.

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    Full Text Available El progreso en técnicas no invasivas de imagen para patología aórtica, como son la tomografía computarizada (TC), resonancia magnética (RM) y la ecocardiografía transesofágica (ETE), han facilitado el diagnóstico y seguimiento de pacientes con hematoma intramural aórtico (HIA). A pesar de la compren [...] sión incompleta de su historia natural, se sabe que no hubo diferencia significativa, entre el HIA y la disección aórtica clásica (DAC), en la incidencia de complicaciones mayores o muerte. En nuestro artículo, presentamos imágenes de pacientes con diagnóstico de hematoma aórtico tipo B y los diferentes resultados, en su evolución natural. Abstract in english The progress in noninvasive imaging techniques for aortic pathology, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MRI) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have facilitated the diagnosis and management of patients with aortic intramural hematoma (IMH). Despite incomplete understanding [...] of their natural history, it is known there is no significant difference between the IMH and classic aortic dissection (AD) on the incidence of major complication or death. In this article, we present images of patient with type B aortic hematoma and different outcomes in their natural evolution.

  20. Pregnancy Outcomes in Pregnant Women with Subchorionic Hematoma

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    Victoria V. Barinova

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    Full Text Available Background: The role of subchorionic hematoma (SCH in the first trimester of pregnancy remains open for discussion. Some authors claim that SCH does not affect the pregnancy; others have found that it is a serious risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcome. The objective of the present study was to explore the outcomes of pregnancy in patients with SCH diagnosed in the first trimester. Methods and Results: The study involved 194 pregnant women who were in terms of 6 to12 weeks: 115 women with SCH (Group 1 and 79 apparently healthy pregnant women (Group 2. A missed miscarriage was observed in 27/23% women of Group 1 and in 4/5% of Group 2 (P<0.05, recurrent threat of miscarriage in 27/23% and in 4/5%, recurrent bleeding in 14/12% and 2/3%, and the short cervix syndrome in 22/19% and 5/6% women, respectively. Conclusion: The results of our study show that the presence of SCH adversely affects the first half of pregnancy, leading to recurrent threatened abortion, recurrent threat of miscarriage, missed miscarriage until 12 weeks of gestation, and the short cervix syndrome.

  1. Warfarin Induced Iliopsoas Hematoma Detected by Bedside Emergency Ultrasonography

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    Full Text Available Warfarin is frequently used as an oral anticoagulant in a variety of clinical settings, e.g. atrial fibrillation or following valvular heart disease. The most serious and common complication associated with anticoagulation using warfarin is bleeding. Hemorrhage into the iliopsoas muscle causing femoral neuropathy is an infrequent complication of anticoagulant therapy. Two women, 53 and 70 year-old, each with a history of mitral valve replacement surgery, presented at the emergency department with right hip pain. They had been taking warfarin 5 mg once a day since their operations. Physical examinations were normal except for the right hip pain,on movement and femoral nerve palsy in the second patient. Prothrombin, activated prothrombin time and international normalized ratio were prolonged. In order to make the differential diagnosis, we decided to perform bedside emergency ultrasound examination. Ultrasound examination of the patients showed an anechoic lesion in the area of the right iliopsoas muscle. They were admitted to hospital for observation and treatment. Fresh frozen plasma and vitamin K were given for treatment. The possibility of iliopsoas hematoma should be considered in any patient with hip pain undergoing anticoagulant treatment.

  2. Subdural Empyema as a Result of Silent Otitis Media: Case Report

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    Mehmet Somda?

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Silent otitis media is a progressive otogenic disease. This subclinical infectious disease affects the mucosal layers and bony structures of mastoid cells despite intact tympanic membranes. Although there is a significant decrease present in the incidence of the classical mastoiditis in the postantibiotic era, silent mastoiditis which develops as a result of insufficient or inefficient antibiotherapy for otitis media is still a life threatening entity. In this article, a patient with epidural and subdural empyema due to silent mastoiditis is presented. The patient underwent mastoidectomy. After mastoidectomy, the patient is disease free and under control. The aim of the article is to alert the physician about silent otitis media which might easily be misdiagnosed.

  3. Ligamentum flavum hematoma: a case report and literature review / Hematoma del ligamento amarillo: caso clínico y revisión de la literatura / Hematoma de ligamento amarelo: relato de caso e revisão da literatura

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    Ericson, Sfreddo; Marcelo Teodoro Ezequiel, Guerra.

    Full Text Available O objetivo é apresentar um caso raro de hematoma do ligamento amarelo na região lombar, discutir sua fisiopatologia e tratamento e revisar a literatura. Uma mulher de 68 anos apresentou-se com claudicação neurogênica devido à doença degenerativa lombar e espondilolistese que evoluiu para uma piora s [...] úbita com a síndrome da cauda equina. A imagem por ressonância magnética (IRM) mostrou sinais de degeneração da coluna lombar, com um canal vertebral estreito de L2 a S1, ântero-listese de L4 L5 e, posteriormente no nível da L1-L2, um processo expansivo arredondado e hiperintenso em T1 e com bordas hipointensas em T2 ponderada, compatível com hematoma na topografia do ligamento amarelo. A paciente foi submetida a laminectomia e fixação lombar. Sua evolução foi boa no período pós-operatório e, aos 18 meses de follow-up andou sozinha, apesar da dor que é controlada com medicamentos simples. Mesmo sendo raro, parece que o hematoma do ligamento amarelo tem uma relação com a degeneração e ruptura de pequenos vasos associadas a microtraumas na coluna vertebral. Sua fisiopatologia ainda não é bem definida e o tratamento é semelhante ao de outros processos de compressão da coluna vertebral. Abstract in spanish El objetivo es presentar un caso raro de un hematoma ligamento flavum en la región lumbar, discutir su fisiopatología y el tratamiento y revisión de la literatura. Una mujer de 68 años presentó claudicación neurogénica debido a la espondilolistesis lumbar degenerativa y que se convirtió en un repent [...] ino empeoramiento con el síndrome de cauda equina. Una imagen de resonancia magnética (RM) mostró signos de degeneración de la columna lumbar, con canal espinal estrecho de L2 a S1, anterolistesis L4 L5 y en la L1-L2, un proceso expansivo redondeado e hiperintenso en T1 y hipointenso en los bordes en T2, compatible con hematoma en la topografía del ligamento amarillo. La paciente fue sometida a laminectomía y fijación lumbar. Su evolución fue buena en el postoperatorio y, a los 18 meses de seguimiento caminaba sola, a pesar del dolor que se controla con medicamentos simples. Aunque raro, parece que el hematoma del ligamento amarillo tiene relación con la degeneración y la ruptura de pequeños vasos asociadas a micro-traumas en la columna vertebral. Su fisiopatología no está bien definida y el tratamiento es similar a otros procesos de compresión de la columna vertebral. Abstract in english The aim is to present a rare case of ligamentum flavum hematoma in the lumbar region, discuss its physiopathology and treatment and review the literature. A woman aged 68 presented with neurogenic claudication due to degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis that evolved into a sudden worsening with cau [...] da equina syndrome. The magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) showed signs of degeneration of the lumbar spine, with a narrow spinal canal from L2 to S1, anterolisthesis L4 L5 and an expansive lesion hyperintense on T1-weighted and hypointense on T2-weighted images considered compatible with hematoma in the topography of the yellow ligament in L1-L2. The patient underwent laminectomy and lumbar fixation. Her evolution was good in the postoperative period and at 18 months of follow-up hse walked alone, despite the pain that is controlled with simple medications. Even though rare, it seems that ligamentum flavum hematoma has a relationship with the degeneration and rupture of small vessels associated with micro trauma to the spine. Its physiopathology is not well defined and treatment is similar to other spine compression processes.

  4. Ligamentum flavum hematoma: a case report and literature review Hematoma del ligamento amarillo: caso clínico y revisión de la literatura Hematoma de ligamento amarelo: relato de caso e revisão da literatura

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    Ericson Sfreddo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim is to present a rare case of ligamentum flavum hematoma in the lumbar region, discuss its physiopathology and treatment and review the literature. A woman aged 68 presented with neurogenic claudication due to degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis that evolved into a sudden worsening with cauda equina syndrome. The magnetic resonance imagining (MRI showed signs of degeneration of the lumbar spine, with a narrow spinal canal from L2 to S1, anterolisthesis L4 L5 and an expansive lesion hyperintense on T1-weighted and hypointense on T2-weighted images considered compatible with hematoma in the topography of the yellow ligament in L1-L2. The patient underwent laminectomy and lumbar fixation. Her evolution was good in the postoperative period and at 18 months of follow-up hse walked alone, despite the pain that is controlled with simple medications. Even though rare, it seems that ligamentum flavum hematoma has a relationship with the degeneration and rupture of small vessels associated with micro trauma to the spine. Its physiopathology is not well defined and treatment is similar to other spine compression processes.El objetivo es presentar un caso raro de un hematoma ligamento flavum en la región lumbar, discutir su fisiopatología y el tratamiento y revisión de la literatura. Una mujer de 68 años presentó claudicación neurogénica debido a la espondilolistesis lumbar degenerativa y que se convirtió en un repentino empeoramiento con el síndrome de cauda equina. Una imagen de resonancia magnética (RM mostró signos de degeneración de la columna lumbar, con canal espinal estrecho de L2 a S1, anterolistesis L4 L5 y en la L1-L2, un proceso expansivo redondeado e hiperintenso en T1 y hipointenso en los bordes en T2, compatible con hematoma en la topografía del ligamento amarillo. La paciente fue sometida a laminectomía y fijación lumbar. Su evolución fue buena en el postoperatorio y, a los 18 meses de seguimiento caminaba sola, a pesar del dolor que se controla con medicamentos simples. Aunque raro, parece que el hematoma del ligamento amarillo tiene relación con la degeneración y la ruptura de pequeños vasos asociadas a micro-traumas en la columna vertebral. Su fisiopatología no está bien definida y el tratamiento es similar a otros procesos de compresión de la columna vertebral.O objetivo é apresentar um caso raro de hematoma do ligamento amarelo na região lombar, discutir sua fisiopatologia e tratamento e revisar a literatura. Uma mulher de 68 anos apresentou-se com claudicação neurogênica devido à doença degenerativa lombar e espondilolistese que evoluiu para uma piora súbita com a síndrome da cauda equina. A imagem por ressonância magnética (IRM mostrou sinais de degeneração da coluna lombar, com um canal vertebral estreito de L2 a S1, ântero-listese de L4 L5 e, posteriormente no nível da L1-L2, um processo expansivo arredondado e hiperintenso em T1 e com bordas hipointensas em T2 ponderada, compatível com hematoma na topografia do ligamento amarelo. A paciente foi submetida a laminectomia e fixação lombar. Sua evolução foi boa no período pós-operatório e, aos 18 meses de follow-up andou sozinha, apesar da dor que é controlada com medicamentos simples. Mesmo sendo raro, parece que o hematoma do ligamento amarelo tem uma relação com a degeneração e ruptura de pequenos vasos associadas a microtraumas na coluna vertebral. Sua fisiopatologia ainda não é bem definida e o tratamento é semelhante ao de outros processos de compressão da coluna vertebral.

  5. Development and clinical usefulness of stereotactic endoneurosurgical system for intracerebral hematoma

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    Since computed tomography (CT)-guided stereotactic surgery is essentially blind surgery, it always involves the risk of injuring viable brain tissue and vessels. Thus, we have developed a new endoneurosurgical system for stereotactic brain surgery. This system consists of a neuroendoscope made of a Selfoc long rod-shaped deflective distribution lens 1.0 mm in diameter, a special ultrasonic aspirator for fragmentation and aspiration of hard blood clots, a micromanipulator and a specially designed stereotactic attachment device, so that they can be accurately inserted into the optimun position from any direction. We have applied this stereotactic endoneurosurgical system to 30 cases of intracerebral hematoma comprising 12 putaminal, 11 thalamic, 4 subcortical, 2 brain stem, 1 cerebellar hemorrhage. The mean age was 65 years old, 79% of patients were over 60 years old, mean hematoma volume was 22 ml, mean rate of removal was 85%, and there was no intraoperative or postoperative hemorrhage. During removal of an intracerebral hematoma, intraoperative bleeding was prevented by the direct observation of microvessels in the wall of the hematoma cavity. This system was developed to allow application of stereotactic techniques to endoscopic surgery. The stereotactic endoneurosurgery is considered to be less invasive, safer, and more accurate, as it can be applied to removal of intracerebral hematoma. (author)

  6. Thickening of the pulmonary artery wall in acute intramural hematoma of the ascending aorta

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    Lardani Héctor

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The occurrence of pulmonary artery obstruction in the course of acute aortic dissection is an unusual complication. The mechanism implicated is the rupture of the outer layer of the aorta and the subsequent hemorrhage into the adventitia of the pulmonary artery that causes its wall thickening and, at times, produces extrinsic obstruction of the vessel. There are no reports of this complication in acute intramural hematoma. Case presentation An 87-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital in shock after having had severe chest pain followed by syncope. An urgent transesophageal echocardiogram revealed the presence of acute intramural hematoma, no evidence of aortic dissection, severe pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade, and periaortic hematoma that involved the pulmonary artery generating circumferential wall thickening of its trunk and right branch with no evidence of flow obstruction. Urgent surgery was performed but the patient died in the operating room. The post mortem examination, in the operating room, confirmed that there was an extensive hematoma around the aorta and beneath the adventitial layer of the pulmonary artery, with no evidence of flow obstruction. Conclusion This is the first time that this rare complication is reported in the scenario of acute intramural hematoma and with the transesophageal echocardiogram as the diagnostic tool.

  7. Lateral abdominal wall hematoma as a rare complication after carotid artery stenting: a case report

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    Satomi Jyunichiro

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Abdominal wall hematoma is a rare and life-threatening complication after carotid artery stenting (CAS, but it can occur when activated clotting time is prolonged. We report a right lateral abdominal wall hematoma caused by rupture of the superficial circumflex iliac artery after CAS in a 72-year-old man with severe stenosis of the origin of the right internal carotid artery. We performed CAS for the targeted lesion while activated clotting time exceeded 300 seconds. After 2 hours, he complained of right lateral abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography revealed an extensive hematoma in the right lateral abdominal wall. Activated clotting time was 180 seconds at this point. Seven hours later, he developed hypotension and hemoglobin level dropped to 11.3 g/dl. Subsequent computed tomography showed enlargement of the hematoma. Emergent selective angiography of the external iliac artery revealed active bleeding from the right superficial circumflex iliac artery. Transcatheter arterial embolization with Gelfoam and microcoils was performed successfully. With more CAS procedures being performed, it is important for endovascular surgeons and radiologists to consider the possibility of abdominal wall hematoma in this situation.

  8. Hematoma in the cervical ligamentum flavum. Report of a case and review of the literature

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    Tamura, Tatsuya; Sakai, Toshinori; Sairyo, Koichi; Katoh, Shinsuke; Yasui, Natsuo [The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Department of Orthopedics, Institute of Health Biosciences, Tokushima (Japan); Takao, Shoichiro [The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Department of Radiology, Institute of Health Biosciences, Tokushima (Japan); Kagawa, Seiko [The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Department of Human Pathology, Institute of Health Biosciences, Tokushima (Japan)

    2010-03-15

    Hematoma of the cervical ligamentum flavum is very rare, and its pathogenesis is unknown. We describe a case of ligamentum flavum hematoma in the cervical spine causing severe myelopathy. Postoperative histological examination suggested it was the result of the rupture of a hemangioma or of an arteriovenous malformation in the ligamentum flavum. After removal of the lesion, the patient's condition immediately improved. Review of all three reported cases, including this one, showed that complete resection of the mass resulted in immediate relief of symptoms of incomplete paraplegia. The findings of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the hematoma may vary with time, and they may show no characteristic intensity. However, MRI of this case revealed that the tissues surrounding the mass were enhanced with gadolinium diethylene triamine penta-acetic acid, and an area of homogeneous iso-intensity was clearly surrounded by a low-intensity area (flavum) on T2-weighed short-tau inversion recovery images. These findings could be characteristic of the ligamentum flavum hematoma and might help in the differentiation from a cervical epidural hematoma. (orig.)

  9. Hematoma epidural cervical yatrogénico: Presentación de un caso clínico y revisión de la literatura / Iatrogenic cervical epidural hematoma: case report and review of the literature

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    I., Jusué-Torres; J.M., Ortega-Zufiria; M., Tamarit-Degenhardt; R., Navarro Torres; R., López-Serrano; J., Riqué-Dormido; P., Aragonés-Cabrerizo; J.C., Gómez-Angulo; P., Poveda-Nuñez; P., Jerez-Fernández; J. M. del, Pozo-García.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: En la literatura se recogen alrededor de 600 casos de hematomas epidurales espinales. En varios estudios, se afirma que la incidencia de paraparesia secundaria a anestesia epidural oscila entre 0,0005-0,02%. Se han descrito numerosas etiologías, incluyendo cirugía, traumatismos, antico [...] agulación, malformaciones arteriovenosas, embarazo, procesos hematológicos y punción lumbar. Los procedimientos anestésicos raquídeos y epidurales representan la décima causa más frecuente. Pero en combinación con el tratamiento anticoagulante, dichos procedimientos aumentan su incidencia hasta alcanzar la quinta causa. Publicamos un caso clínico de hematoma epidural cervical yatrogénico en el adulto y el buen resultado obtenido con tratamiento conservador. Caso clínico: Paciente varón de 80 años, que a las 2 horas de tratamiento analgésico de cervicoartrosis mediante infiltración epidural cervical desarrolla intensa cervicalgia y pérdida de fuerza en extremidades inferiores, mostrando paraplejia completa con arreflexia. En RM cervical se evidencia hematoma epidural entre los niveles C4 y T1. Es trasladado a nuestro centro para cirugía pero ante la rápida recuperación se decide tratamiento médico conservador. Al mes de seguimiento, la situación clínica es similar a la previa, sin secuelas con completa reabsorción del hematoma en RM control. Conclusión: Actualmente, la tendencia general es realizar cirugía en pacientes con hematoma espinal y empeoramiento neurológico importante durante las primeras horas. Sin embargo, se pueden obtener buenos resultados neurológicos con tratamiento conservador, en pacientes bien seleccionados con déficit parcial, incompleto y no progresivo. En el presente, no estamos en condiciones de decir qué tratamiento es el mejor para cada caso concreto. Abstract in english Background: Around 600 spinal epidural hematoma cases have been previously reported. Incidence of paraplegia after epidural anesthesia varies between 0,0005 and 0,02%. Several possible etiologies have been described in the literature, including surgery, trauma, anticoagulant therapy, arteriovenous m [...] alformations, pregnancy and lumbar puncture. Spinal and epidural anesthesic procedures represent the tenth most common cause. But in combination with anticoagulant therapy, the forementioned procedures increase its incidence until reaching the fifth most common etiological group. We report the case of an 80 year-old-man with a cervical epidural hematoma who had a good outcome with conservative management. Case report: 80 year-old-man that developed intense cervicalgia with lower limbs weakness showing complete paraplegia and arreflexia 2 hours after analgesic treatment with epidural cervical infiltration for cervicoartrosis. Cervical MRI showed epidural cervical hematoma between C4 and T1 levels. The patient is transferred to our facilities in order to perform surgery. But after showing fast recovery, medical conservative management was elected. After one month, the patient's condition has improved showing no neurological deficits and complete resorption is seen in MRI. Conclusions: Nowadays, trend is to perform surgery in patients with spinal hematoma and significant neurological deterioration during the first hours. However, good neurological outcomes can be achieved with conservative management, in well selected patients with non progressive, incomplete and partial deficits. Presently, we can not predict wich is the best treatment for each case.

  10. Ruptured hepatic subcapsular hematoma following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: report of a case.

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    Shibuya, Kentaro; Midorikawa, Yutaka; Mushiake, Hiroyuki; Watanabe, Masato; Yamakawa, Tatsuo; Sugiyama, Yasuyuki

    2010-12-01

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now a standard procedure for cholecystolithiasis because of its minimally invasive nature compared to the conventional method. However, severe complications that have never been seen for open surgery have also been reported. Here, we report the case of a 28-year-old woman who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and then developed a ruptured subcapsular hematoma. On postoperative day 1, she developed shock, and postoperative bleeding was suspected. During re-operation, a ruptured subcapsular hematoma of the whole right lobe of the liver with active bleeding was found, and hemostasis was achieved. In this case, it was assumed that the rupture of the subcapsular hematoma was due to compression of the liver by the clamp for retrieving the spilled gallstones during the first operation and perioperative administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. PMID:21248436

  11. Unusual presentation of a huge hematoma in the liver derived from a nasopharyngeal carcinoma

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC has the propensity to develop distant metastases at a high rate and with poor prognosis. The metastatic sites are usually multifocal and involve the bones, lungs, liver and distant lymph nodes. The management of metastatic disease is essentially palliative and is based on radiochemotherapy. Methods: A 50-year old man with a huge hematoma in the liver derived from a diagnosed NPC was treated with intermittent drainage of the hepatic hematoma for abdominal decompression, and the cavity was packed with omentum. In addition, 2 suspected metastatic lesions were excised. Neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy followed by concurrent chemotherapy was administered. Results: After surgical treatment of the huge hematoma, the suspect sites in the liver were diagnosed as metastatic carcinoma, similar to the primary tumor. Several months later, bone metastatic lesions in the vertebra and ossiliaca dextra were detected due to distant metastasis. Conclusion: Treatment of metastatic NPC is essentially palliative and survival is usually poor.

  12. Clinical study of treatment of cerebral hemorrhage: remove the intracranial hematoma with a minimal invasive procedure

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    Objective: To study the feasibility and factors of minimal invasive intracranial hematoma removing procedure as a treatment of cerebral hemorrhage. Methods: From May, 2000 to September, 2003, 33 patients with intracerebral hemorrhage underwent minimal invasive intracranial hematoma removing procedure and from May, 1997 to September, 2000, 27 patients with cerebral hemorrhage received conservative treatments. Two groups were compared and analyzed. The quantity of hemorrhage and the indication of procedure were also studied. Results: State of an illness has no significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05). The rate of recovery were higher in the group undergoing the procedure (57.6%) than in the control group (14.8%) (P<0.05). The rate of handicap were lower in the procedure group (24.0%) than in the control group (60.0%) (P<0.05). The mortality were also lower in the procedure group (24.2%) than in the control group (63.0%) (P<0.01). In the control group no patient with a hematoma larger than 70 ml survived. In the procedure group patients with hematoma larger than 70 ml had less chance of survival than the other patients (P<0.01). The mortality rate were respectively 50%, 5.6%, 33.3% when the procedure was done in super early, early, delayed stage. The mortality rate was higher in the super early stage than in early stage (P<0.05). Conclusion: The minimal invasive intracranial hematoma removing procedure has a better clinical outcome than the conservative treatment. The procedure reduces obviously mortality rate and increase the quality of survival. Multiple puncturing and draining or craniotomy are recommended to remove huge hematoma. The earlier treatment brings better clinical effects. This technique is simple, less invasive and provides good clinical outcome, which is worth recommendation

  13. Time course of early postadmission hematoma expansion in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage

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    Ovesen, Christian; Christensen, Anders Fogh

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early hematoma expansion (EHE) in patients with intracerebral hematoma is a promising treatment target. To date, the time course of EHE has remained poorly described. We prospectively investigated the time course of EHE. METHODS: We included consecutive patients presenting spontaneous intracerebral hematoma within 4.5 hours. On admission, patients underwent noncontrast computed tomography (CT) and CT angiography. Serial hematoma volume estimations by transcranial B-mode ultrasound were effected through the contralateral transtemporal bone window by obtaining sagittal, transversal, and coronal diameter and calculating the ABC/2-formula. National Institute of Health Stroke Scale and transcranial B-mode ultrasound were performed consecutively every 30 minutes during the first 6 hours and from 6 to 12 hours every 2 hours. Follow-up CT and ultrasound were performed after ?24 hours. RESULTS: Twenty-five patients with intracerebral hematoma were included; mean (SD) time from onset to CT was108.6 (45.7) minutes. Ten (40%) patients had EHE. In patients with a final clinically significant hematoma expansion >12.5 mL, all EHE occurred within 6 hours after admission scan. EHE in spot sign positive patients continued during the first 5 hours after CT angiography. In spot sign-negative patients, no significant EHE was observed (Friedman test, P=0.476). Neurological deterioration occurred in 5 (20%) patients and was well temporally correlated with EHE. Transcranial B-mode ultrasound demonstrated good volume estimation compared with the follow-up CT with a maximum absolute volume deviation within 7 mL and minimal systematic error (mean deviation, 1.3 [confidence interval, -0.1 to 2.6] mL). CONCLUSIONS: EHE was reliably reflected by transcranial B-mode ultrasound and mainly occurred within the first 7 to 8 hours after symptom onset. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01472224.

  14. Spontaneous Subcapsular Hematoma of the Fetal Liver: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

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    Maher, James E; Van Beek, Brittany; Kelly, Randall T; Hsu, Peter

    2015-10-01

    We report a case of a cystic abdominal mass on ultrasound which presented a diagnostic dilemma at 32 weeks gestation. A presumptive antenatal diagnosis of a subcapsular liver hematoma (SCH) was made based on the location and ultrasound appearance similar to SCH seen in pediatric and adult patients. Sequential evaluation of the mass showed an evolving ultrasound appearance which reinforced our initial impression of a subcapsular hematoma of the fetal liver. Postnatal ultrasound confirmed the resolving SCH as well as a previously undetected echo bright lesion characteristic of an infantile focal hemangioma directly adjacent to the resolving SCH. A review of the literature is provided. PMID:26495185

  15. Subcapsular hepatic hematoma with right hepatic vein thrombosis: a complication of shock wave lithotripsy

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    2008-01-01

    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a well-established, safe and effective therapeutic modality for surgical treatment of urolithiasis. Hematoma is a rare complication of ESWL and, when it occurs, typically involves the kidney. We report the case of a 71-year-old woman who developed severe, persistent abdominal pain after ESWL for a 9-mm stone at the ureteropelvic junction. Post-treatment CT scan demonstrated a 13 × 6–cm subcapsular hepatic hematoma. A follow-up CT scan showed exp...

  16. Spontaneous subcapsular hematoma of liver in pregnancy of unknown etiology--conservative management: a case report.

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    Tyagi, Veenu; Shamas, Ambrin G; Cameron, Alan D; Cameron, Allan D

    2010-01-01

    Mrs. AB, a 40-year-old woman, in her second pregnancy had a spontaneous hematoma of liver of unknown etiology that was managed successfully conservatively under the umbrella of the multidisciplinary care. The subcapsular hematoma was diagnosed at 31 weeks gestational age while she was being investigated because of sudden and gross drop of hemoglobin from 12.8 to 8 g/dl in 2 weeks duration. The dilemma remains as how to manage her future pregnancies and what are the risks of recurrence. PMID:20001572

  17. Methodological difficulties of angiographic diagnosis of traumatic intracranial hematomas in city hospital

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    Experience in the use of carotid angiography in a city hospital was analysed. A high diagnostic value of cerebral angiography in a severe craniocerebral trauma complicated by intractanial hematomas, was shown. X-ray equipment which was available to city and district hospitals, was employed for cerebral angiography. Difficulties of angiographic examination, mainly of technical nature or associated with the interpretation of angiograms, were analysed. Opportunities for their practical elimination were shown. Advantages of angiography in early detection of intracranial hematomas of different sites were stressed

  18. Hematoma of the proximal nail fold due to oximeter in a child

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    Full Text Available Boy 4 years old, hospitalized due to hemorrhagic chickenpox and sepsis during his clinical examination besides hemorrhagic crust, vesicles and bullous he has also a cutaneous red lesion localized at the right proximal nail fold of the big toenail (Fig. 1, dermatoscopic view of the lesion (Fig. 2. The diagnosis of hematoma of the proximal nail fold due to oximeter was done. The proximal nail fold hematomas due to oximeter are uncommon dermatoses at this level that are caused for the pressure of the oximeter and it has been seeing in patient in Unit Intensive or Intermediate Unit Care since 2007.

  19. Subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracereebral hematoma following lumboperitoneal shunt for pseudotumor cerebri : a rare complication.

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    Suri A

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Placement of lumboperitoneal (LP shunt as a surgical treatment for benign intracranial hypertension (BIH is generally a safe procedure, with complications like mechanical failure, overdrainage and infections. Subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hematoma were seen after lumboperitoneal shunt in a patient having BIH. These complications were the cause of the patient?s deterioration. After removal of the hematoma and performing a decompressive procedure, patient?s neurological condition improved. The clinical features, investigations and clinical course are described and the literature reviewed.

  20. Bilateral extradural hematoma extending from the foramen magnum to the vertex.

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    Agbi, C B; Victoratos, G; Turnbull, I W

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    We present a 35-year-old man with an extradural hematoma extending bilaterally across the midline from the foramen magnum to the vertex who completely recovered following surgery. Because of the extent of the fluid collection, computed tomographic scanning proved invaluable in facilitating the planning of our surgical approach. He had a long history of alcohol abuse and there were features suggesting preexisting alcoholic brain atrophy in his postoperative computed tomography scan. The possible relationship of this finding to the size of the hematoma and the outcome is discussed. PMID:3603352

  1. A retropharyngeal-mediastinal hematoma with supraglottic and tracheal obstruction: The role of multidisciplinary airway management

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    Birkholz Torsten

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A 77-year-old man suffered hypoxemic cardiac arrest by supraglottic and tracheal airway obstruction in the emergency department. A previously unknown cervical fracture had caused a traumatic retropharyngeal-mediastinal hematoma. A lifesaving surgical emergency tracheostomy succeeded. Supraglottic and tracheal obstruction by a retropharyngeal-mediastinal hematoma with successful resuscitation via emergency tracheostomy after hypoxemic cardiac arrest has never been reported in a context of trauma. This clinically demanding case outlines the need for multidisciplinary airway management systems with continuous training and well-implemented guidelines. Only multidisciplinary staff preparedness and readily available equipments for the unanticipated difficult airway solved the catastrophic clinical situation.

  2. Manejo conservador de un hematoma compresivo sobre la aurícula derecha en el posoperatorio de cirugía cardíaca / Conservative Management of Compressive Hematoma over Right Atrium Postoperative of Cardiac Surgery

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    Ricardo, Levin; Marcela, Degrange; Jorge, Balanguer.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La compresión sobre cavidades derechas en el posoperatorio temprano de cirugía cardíaca en un paciente total o parcialmente estable implica un desafío respecto de la conducta a adoptar, especialmente acerca del mejor modo de monitorizar la situación. En esta presentación se describe el caso de un pa [...] ciente de 54 años con múltiples antecedentes clínicos, entre ellos cirugía de revascularización previa, que fue sometido a reemplazo valvular aórtico y mitral (con prótesis biológicas) y plástica tricuspídea. Debido a sangrado masivo en la intervención sin respuesta a la transfusión de hemoderivados, fue reexplorado en quirófano; ante la observación de sangrado difuso, se administró una dosis de factor VII recombinante activado. En el posoperatorio presentó elevación de presiones en la aurícula derecha, en la que se detectó compresión aislada por un hematoma; inicialmente se planteó una conducta conservadora. El paciente fue monitorizado mediante ecocardiograma transesofágico continuo y la conducta estuvo guiada por parámetros de llenado y función ventricular, además de la observación directa y continua del hematoma. Abstract in english Compression over right chambers in the early postoperative course after cardiac surgery in a fully or partially stable patient poses a challenge as to what approach to follow, especially regarding the best management of the situation. This report describes the case of a 54-year-old male patient with [...] a significant clinical history -including previous coronary artery bypass surgery-, who underwent mitral and aortic valve replacement (with bioprostheses), and tricuspid valve repair. Due to massive bleeding unresponsive to transfusion of blood products during surgery, the patient was re-explored in the operating room; a recombinant activated factor VII dose was infused as a result of diffuse bleeding. During postoperative course, the patient presented with high atrium pressure, in which an isolated compression due to hematoma was detected; initially a conservative approach was adopted. The patient was monitored under continuous transesophageal echocardiogram, and management was based on ventricular filling parameters, in addition to direct and continuous observation of the hematoma.

  3. Management of supratentorial epidural hematoma in children: report on 49 patients Tratamento de hematoma epidural supratentorial em crianças: avaliação em 49 pacientes

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    Wellingson Silva Paiva; Almir Ferreira Andrade; Luis Mathias Júnior; Vinicius Monteiro de Paula Guirado; Robson Luis Amorim; Nadia Nader Magrini; Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira

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    Traumatic head injury is a common cause of mortality and acquired neurological impairment in children. However, pediatric epidural hematomas (EDHs) are not common and few series have studied the evolution of these patients. In this study, we present the results from a sample of patients with EDH with long-term follow-up. METHOD: Between January 2006 and December 2008, 49 patients with traumatic EDH were treated at our unit. Clinical course, radiological findings and outcomes were evaluated. N...

  4. Hematoma espontáneo del instestino delgado: Reporte de dos casos y revisión de la literatura Spontaneous small-bowel hematoma: Report of two cases and literature review

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    Ana M Cadavid

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    Full Text Available El hematoma intramural del yeyuno es una complicación poco frecuente en los pacientes anticoagulados y puede llegar a ser un reto diagnóstico para el médico. Su presentación varía desde dolor abdominal leve y obstrucción intestinal hasta perforación de una víscera hueca. El tratamiento es médico y no se requiere intervención quirúrgica, excepto en los casos de perforación. Se presenta el caso de dos pacientes que desarrollaron dicha patología como complicación al uso de warfarina, quienes tuvieron un buen desenlace clínico y fueron tratados en forma médica.Spontaneous intramural small-bowel hematoma is a rare complication in patients receiving anticoagulation therapy and may represent a diagnostic challenge. Its clinical presentation varies from mild abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction to perforation. Medical treatment is indicated and surgery is required only in cases of perforation. We present the cases of two patients who developed intramural spontaneous small-bowel hematoma as a complication of warfarin therapy and who had a good outcome after medical treatment.

  5. Hematoma espontáneo del instestino delgado: Reporte de dos casos y revisión de la literatura / Spontaneous small-bowel hematoma: Report of two cases and literature review

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    Ana M, Cadavid; Juan D, Uribe; Miguel, Mesa; Sandra, Escobar; Luisa F, Sánchez.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El hematoma intramural del yeyuno es una complicación poco frecuente en los pacientes anticoagulados y puede llegar a ser un reto diagnóstico para el médico. Su presentación varía desde dolor abdominal leve y obstrucción intestinal hasta perforación de una víscera hueca. El tratamiento es médico y n [...] o se requiere intervención quirúrgica, excepto en los casos de perforación. Se presenta el caso de dos pacientes que desarrollaron dicha patología como complicación al uso de warfarina, quienes tuvieron un buen desenlace clínico y fueron tratados en forma médica. Abstract in english Spontaneous intramural small-bowel hematoma is a rare complication in patients receiving anticoagulation therapy and may represent a diagnostic challenge. Its clinical presentation varies from mild abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction to perforation. Medical treatment is indicated and surgery i [...] s required only in cases of perforation. We present the cases of two patients who developed intramural spontaneous small-bowel hematoma as a complication of warfarin therapy and who had a good outcome after medical treatment.

  6. The potential contributing effect of ketorolac and fluoxetine to a spinal epidural hematoma following a cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injection: a case report and narrative review.

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    Chien, George C Chang; McCormick, Zack; Araujo, Marco; Candido, Kenneth D

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    Cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are commonly performed as one part of a multi-modal analgesic regimen in the management of upper extremity radicular pain. Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a rare complication with a reported incidence ranging from 1.38 in 10,000 to 1 in 190,000 epidurals. Current American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), and the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) recommendations are that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) do not need to be withheld prior to epidural anesthesia. We report a case wherein intramuscular ketorolac and oral fluoxetine contributed to a SEH and tetraplegia following a cervical interlaminar (ESI). A 66 year-old woman with chronic renal insufficiency and neck pain radiating into her right upper extremity presented for evaluation and was deemed an appropriate CESI candidate. Cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multi-level neuroforaminal stenosis and degenerative intervertebral discs. Utilizing a loss of resistance to saline technique, an 18-gauge Tuohy-type needle entered the epidural space at C6-7. After negative aspiration, 4 mL of saline with 80 mg of methyl-prednisolone was injected. Immediately thereafter, the patient reported significant spasmodic-type localized neck pain with no neurologic status changes. A decision was made to administer 30 mg intramuscular ketorolac as treatment for the spasmodic-type pain. En route home, she developed a sudden onset of acute tetraplegia. She was brought to the emergency department for evaluation including platelet and coagulation studies which were normal. MRI demonstrated an epidural hematoma extending from C5 to T7. She underwent a bilateral C5-T6 laminectomy with epidural hematoma evacuation and was discharged to an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Chronic renal insufficiency, spinal stenosis, female gender, and increasing age have been identified as risk factors for SEH following epidural anesthesia. In the present case, it is postulated that after the spinal vascular system was penetrated, hemostasis was compromised by the combined antiplatelet effects of ketorolac, fluoxetine, fish oil, and vitamin E. Although generally well tolerated, the role of ketorolac, a potent anti-platelet medication used for pain relief in the peri-neuraxial intervention period, should be seriously scrutinized when other analgesic options are readily available. Although the increased risk of bleeding for the alternative medications are minimal, they are nevertheless well documented. Additionally, their additive impairment on hemostasis has not been well characterized. Withholding NSAIDs, fluoxetine, fish oil, and vitamin E in the peri-procedural period is relatively low risk and should be considered for all patients with multiple risk factors for SEH. PMID:24850120

  7. Performance of fixed-pressure valve with antisiphon device SPHERA® in hydrocephalus treatment and overdrainage prevention / Desempenho da válvula de pressão fixa com antissifão SPHERA® no tratamento da hidrocefalia e na prevenção da ocorrência de hiperdrenagem

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    Fernando Campos Gomes, Pinto; Renan Muralho, Pereira; Felippe, Saad; Manoel Jacobsen, Teixeira.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Pacientes com hidrocefalia e fatores de risco para hiperdrenagem podem ser submetidos ao implante de derivação ventricular (VS) com mecanismo antissifão. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar prospectivamente os resultados clínicos e tomográficos do implante de válvulas de pressão fixa com antissifã [...] o SPHERA® em 35 pacientes adultos, com hidrocefalia e risco de hiperdrenagem, acompanhados por dois anos. Destes, 3 apresentavam hidrocefalia congênita em adulto, com ventrículos muito dilatados (índice de Evans >50%); 3 tinham hiperdrenagem sintomática pós-derivação ventricular prévia (hematoma subdural, higroma ou síndrome dos ventrículos colabados; 1 apresentava hematoma subdural crônico pregresso; 15 apresentavam hidrocefalia de pressão normal com pressão lombar final Abstract in english Patients with hydrocephalus and risk factors for overdrainage may be submitted to ventricular shunt (VS) implant with antisiphon device. The objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate for two years the clinical and tomographic results of the implant of fixed-pressure valves with antisipho [...] n device SPHERA® in 35 adult patients, with hydrocephalus and risk factors for overdrainage. Of these, 3 had congenital hydrocephalus in adult patients with very dilated ventricles (Evans index >50%), 3 had symptomatic overdrainage after previous VS implant (subdural hematoma, hygroma or slit ventricle syndrome), 1 had previous chronic subdural hematoma, 15 had normal pressure hydrocephalus with final lumbar pressure

  8. [Suspicious case of epidural hematoma due to coagulopathy caused by vitamin K deficiency associated with antibiotics].

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    Hirata, Naoyuki; Kanaya, Noriaki; Shimizu, Hitoshi; Watanabe, Masanori; Namiki, Akiyoshi

    2007-02-01

    We experienced a case of epidural hematoma caused by coagulopathy 3 days after surgery. A 72-year-old man, who had undergone a total gastrectomy, suffered from nausea and vomiting by ileus. He underwent repair of ileus under general anesthesia with thoracic epidural anesthesia. Three days after surgery, abnormal bleeding followed by disorder of prothrombin activity (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and paralysis due to thoracic epidural hematoma developed. It was suspected that these coagulopathies were the results of vitamin K deficiency. Vitamin K deficiency in this patient was considered to have been caused by cephem antibiotics containing N-methyl-thiotetrazole (NMTT) side chain and no oral intake of food for a few days preoperatively. The patient was treated with fresh frozen plasma and intravenous menatetrenon, which improved abnormal bleeding and disorder of PT and aPTT within 24hr. After a discussion with orthopedic consultants, we selected a conservative therapy rather than surgical removal of the hematoma. Thoracic epidural hematoma disappeared two months after surgery, but motor paralysis requiring rehabilitation remained. In conclusion, when patients have not eaten anything for a few days and antibiotics with an NMTT sidechain has been administered, care must be taken to prevent vitamin K deficiency and coagulopathy. PMID:17315736

  9. Extensive gluteal hematoma following InterStim implant: a case report.

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    Kalyanaraman, Balaji; Mahdy, Ayman

    2012-12-01

    Major bleeding complications following sacral nerve stimulation (SNS, InterStim) are exceptionally rare and have not been reported in the literature. We report a case of extensive gluteal hematoma following SNS procedure in a woman with a known history of thrombophilia. PMID:22588135

  10. Delayed duodenal obstruction after intramural hematoma in a patient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: A case report

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    Tugan Tezcaner

    2014-01-01

    CONCLUSION: We report a rare intestinal obstruction case caused by stricture at the level of ligamentum Treitz with PNH. The possibility simply has to be borne in mind that strictures can be occurring at hematoma, ischemia or inflammation site of gastrointestinal tract.

  11. Spontaneously Resolved Recurrent Cervical Epidural Hematoma in a 37-Week Primigravida.

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    Iwatsuki, Katsuyuki; Deguchi, Masao; Hirata, Hitoshi; Kanamono, Toshihisa

    2015-10-01

    Study Design?Case report. Objective?To describe a patient with a recurrent spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) during pregnancy that had spontaneous remission. Methods?A 27-year-old primigravida at 37 weeks' gestation suddenly felt a strong left shoulder pain without any trauma. She had a history of fenestration for a spontaneous cervical hematoma when she was 18 years old. An emergency magnetic resonance imaging revealed a recurrence of the cervical epidural hematoma at the C4-T1 level, but she had no paralysis. Results?The patient subsequently underwent a cesarean section and delivered a healthy male infant. Her spinal epidural hematoma disappeared. Multislice computed tomography showed no evidence for a vascular malformation or tumor. Three years after the initial cesarean section, she underwent a second one and delivered another male infant. Conclusions?We report on a rare case of recurrent SSEH during pregnancy with no neurologic deficits that was treated nonoperatively with close observation and resulted in spontaneous resolution. In such patients with no neurologic deficits, nonoperative management with close observation may be a reasonable alternative. PMID:26430600

  12. Subcapsular hematoma of the liver due to intercostal anesthesic blockage after cholecystectomy: case report.

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    Santos Rodrigues, A L; Silva Santana, A C; Crociati Meguins, L; Felgueiras Rolo, D; Lobato Ferreira, M; Ribeiro Braga, C A

    2009-01-01

    The subcapsular hematoma of the liver (SHL) are the results of injuries such as liver needle biopsy, liver trauma, pregnancy illnesses, parasitic diseases and others. The approach of these lesions depends on the various clinical presentations of subcapsular hematoma of the liver because it may be small with minimal clinical repercussion, managed only by ultrasound observation. In some situations the SHL may present large dimensions with hemodinamic instability. A case of subcapsular hematoma of the liver secondary to anesthetic intercostal blockade to control the postoperative pain after cholecystectomy is reported. A 34-year-old woman was submitted to intercostal anesthetic blockade after cholecystectomy for treatment of cholelithiasis. The blockade evolved with pain in right flank followed of mucocutaneous pallor and fall of the haematocrit and hemoglobin levels. At relaparotomy, subcapsular hematoma of the liver was proven and tamponed with compresses. The patient had good postoperative evolution being discharged from hospital, after removing the compresses. In conclusion, the intercostal anesthesic blockade, as any other medical procedure, is not exempt of complications. Therefore, it must be carried through in well selected cases; Anyway nowadays, there are efficient drugs for the control of postoperative pain. PMID:19735615

  13. 77 FR 16925 - Medical Devices; Neurological Devices; Classification of the Near Infrared Brain Hematoma Detector

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    ... intend to market this type of device must submit to FDA a premarket notification, prior to marketing the device, which contains information about the NIR Brain Hematoma Detector they intend to market. II... SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 882 Medical Devices; Neurological Devices;...

  14. Impact of early surgical evacuation of sylvian hematoma on clinical course and outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage

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    The present study aimed to evaluate the impact of early surgical evacuation of sylvian hematoma caused by ruptured middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysm on clinical outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Hospital records and computed tomography scans for 26 patients with MCA aneurysm who underwent surgical clipping between June 2001 and January 2008 were retrospectively reviewed. All patients presented with sylvian hematoma associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage and received surgery at 7.9±3.6 (mean±standard deviation) hours of ictus. They were divided postoperatively into two groups, achievement (n=16) and non-achievement (n=10) of extensive hematoma evacuation, and their clinical course and functional outcomes were compared. The frequencies of delayed ischemic neurological deficit and vasospasm-related cerebral infarction were significantly less (p<0.05) in the achievement group. Better functional outcomes were obtained in patients with successful evacuation (p<0.05), as assessed by improvement of hemiparesis on manual muscle testing scale at postoperative 1-month follow up and by the modified Rankin scale at postoperative 3 and 6 months. Clinical outcomes were also better in the achievement group. These results suggest that better clinical course and outcome can be expected in patients who undergo early successful hematoma evacuation with surgical clipping of a ruptured MCA aneurysm. (author)

  15. 77 FR 16925 - Medical Devices; Neurological Devices; Classification of the Near Infrared Brain Hematoma Detector

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    ...Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration...Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic...to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, 21 CFR part...Sec. 882.1935 Near Infrared (NIR) Brain Hematoma...employs near-infrared spectroscopy that is intended to...

  16. Hematoma suprarrenal por rotura de mielolipoma: A propósito de un caso / Adrenal gland hematoma due to rupture of myelolipoma: A case report

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    G., Suárez Artacho; J., Rodríguez Muñoz; M.A., Gómez Bravo; P., Campoy Martínez; F., López Bernal.

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    Full Text Available El mielolipoma es un tumor benigno de la corteza suprarrenal, no funcionante y normalmente asintomático, que suele diagnosticarse de forma incidental en pruebas de imagen. La rotura y sangrado del mielolipoma es una complicación poco habitual, que puede concluir en la organización de un hematoma o, [...] raramente, ocasionar hemorragia retroperitoneal masiva. La compresión de estructuras adyacentes por hematomas retroperitoneales (HR) de origen adrenal, es un evento poco frecuente. La indicación quirúrgica del HR continúa siendo, hoy día, una decisión difícil y controvertida, pues suele resolverse con tratamiento conservador y actitud expectante. Presentamos el caso de un varón de 69 años de edad, que acudió a Urgencias por dolor abdominal de 7 días de evolución, cuyo inicio coincidió con traumatismo leve. Las pruebas de imagen revelaron la existencia de hematoma retroperitoneal derecho de 16 cm de posible origen adrenal, con signos de sangrado activo, que colapsaba y desplazaba vena cava. Tan sólo hemos encontrado 1 caso descrito en la literatura de compresión de vena cava secundario a hematoma dependiente de glándula suprarrenal. En nuestro caso fue necesaria laparotomía urgente, suprarrenalectomía derecha y exéresis del hematoma. Abstract in english The myelolipoma is a benign tumour of the adrenal cortex, non functioning and normally asymptomatic, which can be diagnosed by chance in imaging test. Rupture and bleeding of the myelolipoma is an infrequent complication, which can conclude with the formation of a haematoma or, less usually, result [...] in a massive retroperitoneal haemorrhage. The compression of adjacent structures by retroperitoneal haematomas with adrenal origin is a possible but not frequent eventuality. Indications for surgery of haematoma retroperitoneal continue to be, nowadays, a difficult and controversial decision, because the problem is normally resolved with conservative treatment and a watchful approach. We are presented with a 69 year old male who came to casualty with abdominal pain of 7 days duration, whose origin coincided with a light blow. The image test revealed the existence of a retroperitoneal haematoma with adrenal gland origin of 16 cm, with active bleeding, which was displaced and compressed the cava vein. We have only found one case, in the literature, of compression of the cava vein coused by adrenal gland haematoma. In the case under our observation, urgent surgery was needed.

  17. Hematoma após raquianestesia tratado conservadoramente: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Hematoma después de raquianestesia tratado conservadoramente: relato de caso y revisión de la literatura Conservative treatment of hematoma after spinal anesthesia: case report and literature review

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    Daniel Segabinazzi

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Durante a realização de anestesia espinal existe o risco de ocorrer sangramentos. A compressão do tecido nervoso, secundária à formação de hematoma, pode determinar o surgimento de lesão neurológica que se não for diagnosticada e tratada a tempo pode ser permanente. A identificação dos fatores de risco, o diagnóstico e o tratamento precoce da compressão são importantes para o prognóstico do paciente. O objetivo deste trabalho foi descrever um caso de hematoma após raquianestesia tratado de forma conservadora e revisar os trabalhos na literatura. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, 73 anos, 65 kg, 1,67 m, estado físico ASA III. Foi submetido a raquianestesia para retirada de cateter de diálise peritoneal. Durante a realização da punção ocorreram parestesias no membro inferior direito. Foram injetados 15 mg de bupivacaína hiperbárica a 0,5% sem vasoconstritor. Vinte e quatro horas após a realização do bloqueio o paciente permanecia com anestesia em sela e com dor lombar, e 48 horas após o procedimento apresentou incontinência urinária. A ressonância nuclear magnética demonstrou existência de processo expansivo subaracnóideo, com compressão de raízes nervosas (L4 a S1. Após avaliação do neurocirurgião, instituiu-se tratamento conservador. O paciente recebeu alta hospitalar no 18° dia de pós-operatório, assintomático. CONCLUSÕES: O caso apresentado mostrou boa evolução com o tratamento conservador.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Durante la realización de anestesia espinal existe el riesgo de que ocurran sangramientos. La compresión del tejido nervioso, secundaria a la formación de hematoma puede determinar el aparecimiento de lesión neurológica que, si no se diagnostica y se trata a tiempo, puede ser permanente. La identificación de los factores de riesgo, el diagnóstico y el tratamiento precoz de la compresión son importantes para el pronóstico del paciente. El objetivo de este trabajo fue describir un caso de hematoma después raquianestesia tratado de forma conservadora y revisar los trabajos en la literatura. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo masculino, 73 años, 65 kg, 1,67 m, estado físico ASA III. Fue sometido a raquianestesia para retirada de catéter de diálisis peritoneal. Durante la realización de la punción hubo parestesias en el miembro inferior derecho. Se inyectaron 15 mg de bupivacaína hiperbárica a 0,5% sin vasoconstrictor. Veinte y cuatro horas después de la realización del bloqueo el paciente permanecía con anestesia en silla de montar y con dolor lumbar, y 48 horas después del procedimiento presentó una incontinencia urinaria. La resonancia nuclear magnética demostró la existencia de un proceso expansivo subaracnoideo, con compresión de raíces nerviosas (L4 a S1. Después de la evaluación del neurocirujano, se empieza el tratamiento conservador. El paciente recibió alta hospitalaria el 18° día de postoperatorio asintomático. CONCLUSIÓN: El caso presentado mostró una buena evolución con el tratamiento conservador.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Spinal anesthesia caries the risk of bleeding. Compression of nervous tissue secondary to the formation of a hematoma can cause neurological damage, which, if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion, can be permanent. The identification of risk factors, diagnosis, and early treatment are important for the prognosis. The objective of this report was to describe the case of a hematoma after spinal anesthesia treated conservatively, and review the literature. CASE REPORT: Male patient, 73 years old, 65 kg, 1.67 m, and ASA physical status III, underwent spinal anesthesia for removal of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. During the puncture, the patient experienced paresthesia of the right lower limb. Fifteen milligrams of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine without vasoconstrictor were administered. Twenty-four hours later, saddle anesthesia and lumbar pain persisted and, after 48 hours, the patient presented urinary incontinence. An MRI demonst

  18. Gestational trophoblastic disease and bilateral renal subcapsular hematoma, an unusual form of clinical presentation

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    Full text: Introduction: Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD)includes a heterogeneous group of rare diseases which originate in the trophoblastic epithelial proliferation placental ?HCG elevation. Recognizes clinico pathological mainly 4 ways: hydatidiform mole (partial and complete), invasive mole, placental site tumor coriocarcioma, latter being highly aggressive to spread through the blood. The most common sites of metastasis are lung, liver and CN S. The presentation with renal and bilateral subcapsular hematoma is a rarity with few reports in the literature. It is a potentially curable disease chemotherapy, even in advanced stages. Case report: A 28 years with complete hydatidiform mole A P in 2006. Login low back pain in May/2011. Urinary tract ultrasonography and CT pelvis tx- ab d- subcapsular hematomas showed bilateral bulky, up to 6 cm. nodule right lung. R M ab d- pelvic supports multiple hepatic hematomas secundarismo renal subcapsular. The study cancer and brain CT were normal and ?HCG of 256,000 mIU / ml. The FIGO prognostic score was higher than 7 constituting high-risk disease. Urological behavior was watchful waiting. Q T received 3 cycles of PE B type, followed by EMA- CO, obtaining ?HCG normalization after the 3rd. this protocol cycle, completing two additional cycles of consolidation to November/2011. Complete remission was obtained and frank imagenological reduction hematomas. In February/2012 ?HCG rise is observed. Cranial CT and MRI confirmed single lesion right parietal being operated on. The A- P confirms metastases choriocarcinoma support. Get Q T Type E P for 4 cycles with normalization of ?HCG maintaining the time of this communication. Discussion and Conclusions: The choriocarcinoma is an unusual entity being chemosensitive clinical presentation with a renal subcapsular hematomas. presents For a patient who responded completely to the cisplatin -based Q T that evolution has a single brain metastasis treated with surgery and Q T. It aspects discussed diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic

  19. Chronic Bronchitis

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    ... than 3 months. Chronic bronchitis often occurs with emphysema, and together these diseases are called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Causes & Risk Factors What causes chronic bronchitis? Cigarette smoking ...

  20. Decompressive craniectomy for acute subdural haematoma: An overview of current prognostic factors and a discussion about some novel prognostic parametres

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    Objective: To identify specific factors that can be used to predict functional outcome and to assess the value of decompressive craniectomy in patients with acute subdural haematoma. Methods: The retrospective study was done at the Zonguldak Karaelwas University Practice and Research Hospital, Turkey, and included 34 trauma patients who had undergone decompressive craniectomy for acute subdural haematoma from 2001 to 2009. At the 30th day of the operation, the patients were grouped as survivors and non-survivors. Besides, based on their Glasgow Outcome Scale, which was calculated 6 months post-operatively, the patients were divided into two functional groups: favourable outcomes (4-5 on the scale), and unfavourable outcomes (1-3 on the scale). The characteristics of the groups were compared using SPSS 15 for statistical analysis. Results: One-month mortality was 38.2% (n=13) and 6-month total mortality reached 47% (n=16). Patients with higher pre-operative revised trauma score, Glasgow coma scale, partial anterial pressure of carbon dioxide, arterial oxygen pressure, Charlson co-morbidity index score, blood glucose level, blood urea nitrogen, and lower age had a higher rate of survival and consequently a favourable outcome. Higher platelet values were only found to be a determinant of higher survival at the end of the first month without having any significant effect on the favourable outcome. Conclusion: In patients of traumatic acute subdural haematoma whose Glasgow coma scale on arrival was < 8, a massive craniectomy along with the evacuation of the haematoma, may be considered as a treatment option for intra-operative and post-operative brain swelling. But in patients with a score of 3 on arrival and bilaterally fixed and dilated pupils, decompressive craniectomy is unnecessary. (author)

  1. Obstrução duodenal por hematoma parietal pós-trauma: relato de caso e revisão da literatura / Post-traumatic duodenal obstruction by intramural hematoma: a case report and literature review

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    Henrique Silva Thé, Pontes; Eugênio Albuquerque, Pequeno.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Os hematomas parietais de alças intestinais por trauma abdominal fechado, determinando rápida obstrução luminal, são lesões raras e podem ser confundidas com afecções neoplásicas estenosantes (parietais ou por mecanismo de compressão extrínseca). Neste estudo é relatado um caso de obstrução intestin [...] al por hematoma parietal da terceira porção duodenal pós-trauma e são discutidos o diagnóstico por imagem e o tratamento para tal obstrução. Abstract in english Intramural duodenal hematomas secondary to blunt trauma, determining rapid luminal obstruction, are rare, benign lesions and may be confused with obstructive neoplastic conditions (either parietal or produced by extrinsic compression mechanisms). The present report describes a case of post?traumatic [...] intestinal obstruction by an intramural hematoma in the third duodenal segment. Imaging diagnosis and the conservative management of such obstruction are discussed.

  2. The Risk Factors for Hydrocephalus and Subdural Hygroma after Decompressive Craniectomy in Head Injured Patients

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    Ki, Hee Jong; Lee, Hong-Jae; Yi, Jin-Seok; Yang, Ji-Ho; Lee, Il-Woo

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    Objective The present study aims to investigate 1) the risk factors for hydrocephalus and subdural hygroma (SDG) occurring after decompressive craniectomy (DC), and 2) the association between the type of SDG and hydrocephalus. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and radiological features of 92 patients who underwent DC procedures after severe head injuries. The risk factors for developing post-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) and SDG were analyzed. Types of SDGs were classified according to location and their relationship with hydrocephalus was investigated. Results Ultimately, 26.09% (24/92) of these patients developed PTH. In the univariate analyses, hydrocephalus was statically associated with large bone flap diameter, large craniectomy area, bilateral craniectomy, intraventricular hemorrhage, contralateral or interhemisheric SDGs, and delayed cranioplasty. However, in the multivariate analysis, only large craniectomy area (adjusted OR=4.66; p=0.0239) and contralateral SDG (adjusted OR=6.62; p=0.0105) were significant independent risk factors for developing hydrocephalus after DC. The incidence of overall SDGs after DC was 55.43% (51/92). Subgroup analysis results were separated by SDG types. Statistically significant associations between hydrocephalus were found in multivariate analysis in the contralateral (adjusted OR=5.58; p=0.0074) and interhemispheric (adjusted OR=17.63; p=0.0113) types. Conclusion For patients who are subjected to DC following severe head trauma, hydrocephalus is associated with a large craniectomy area and contralateral SDG. For SDGs after DC that occur on the interhemispherical or controlateral side of the craniectomy, careful follow-up monitoring for the potential progression into hydrocephalus is needed. PMID:26539270

  3. Neuropatía femoral y hematoma bilateral de músculos psoas-iliaco asociados a tratamiento con warfarina / Femoral neuropathy and bilateral hematoma: psoas-iliac muscles associated with a warfarin treatment

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    Rolando, Rodríguez Fernández; Lays, Rodríguez Amador; Emilio, Buchaca Faxas; Francisco, Fernández Valdez; Lourdes, Suardiaz Martínez; María del Carmen, Aguilar Calleja.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presentó un hombre de 70 años que sufrió un hematoma bilateral de los músculos psoas-iliacos como consecuencia del tratamiento con warfarina. Después de 6 d de tratamiento analgésico, valores de índice internacional normalizado inferiores a 1,5 y control del sangrado, se indicó la warfarina para [...] continuar la profilaxis por la prótesis valvular mecánica. Fue egresado con secuelas motoras por la neuropatía femoral y se ha mantenido con tratamiento fisioterapéutico. Se diagnosticó neuropatía por compresión del nervio femoral, por hematoma de los músculos psoas-ilíacos. Los casos de hematomas retroperitoneales son escasos en la literatura médica, en Cuba no encontramos casos publicados. Abstract in english This is the case of a man suffered of a bilateral hematoma of psoas-iliac muscles as a consequence of warfarin treatment. After 6 days od analgesic treatment, values of INR lower than 1,5 and bleeding control warfarin was prescribed to continue the prophylaxis by mechanical valvular prosthesis. He w [...] as discharged with motor sequelae due to femoral neuropathy maintained with a physiotherapy treatment. A neuropathy by compression of femoral nerve due to hematoma of psoas-iliac muscles was diagnosed. The cases of retroperitoneal hematomas are scarce in medical literature and in Cuba there were not published cases.

  4. Neuropatía femoral y hematoma bilateral de músculos psoas-iliaco asociados a tratamiento con warfarina Femoral neuropathy and bilateral hematoma: psoas-iliac muscles associated with a warfarin treatment

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    Rolando Rodríguez Fernández

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presentó un hombre de 70 años que sufrió un hematoma bilateral de los músculos psoas-iliacos como consecuencia del tratamiento con warfarina. Después de 6 d de tratamiento analgésico, valores de índice internacional normalizado inferiores a 1,5 y control del sangrado, se indicó la warfarina para continuar la profilaxis por la prótesis valvular mecánica. Fue egresado con secuelas motoras por la neuropatía femoral y se ha mantenido con tratamiento fisioterapéutico. Se diagnosticó neuropatía por compresión del nervio femoral, por hematoma de los músculos psoas-ilíacos. Los casos de hematomas retroperitoneales son escasos en la literatura médica, en Cuba no encontramos casos publicados.This is the case of a man suffered of a bilateral hematoma of psoas-iliac muscles as a consequence of warfarin treatment. After 6 days od analgesic treatment, values of INR lower than 1,5 and bleeding control warfarin was prescribed to continue the prophylaxis by mechanical valvular prosthesis. He was discharged with motor sequelae due to femoral neuropathy maintained with a physiotherapy treatment. A neuropathy by compression of femoral nerve due to hematoma of psoas-iliac muscles was diagnosed. The cases of retroperitoneal hematomas are scarce in medical literature and in Cuba there were not published cases.

  5. Hematoma extradural estudo radiológico comparativo entre pacientes em coma e não comatosos

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    Luis Renato, Mello; Fernando A. P., Ferraz; Fernando M., Braga.

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    Full Text Available Considerando o estado neurológico imediatamente antes da operação como a variável miais fidedigna para antecipação do prognóstico dos hematomas extradurais, os autores realizaram estudo radiológico comparativo de 129 pacientes operados por esta patologia. Desta amostra, 78 casos se encontravam em co [...] ma (Grupo I) e 51 eram não comatosos (Grupo II). No grupo I, os 30 casos investigados pré-operatoriamente com tomografia tiveram 23,3% de mortalidade e 50% de bons resultados; dos 31 casos submetidos a angiografia, 48,3% faleceram e 38,7% tiveram bons resultados; 17 casos foram operados pela radiografia simples de crânio e exame neurológico, com 47% de mortalidade e 35,2% de bons resultados. A presença de fratura de crânio e a densidade tomográfica do hematoma não interferiram nos resultados. A presença de lesão associada intracraniana aumentou a mortalidade e diminuiu a quantidade de bons resultados tanto no Grupo I quanto no Grupo II. A localização frontal do hematoma foi associada a elevada mortalidade (52,6%) no grupo comatoso, por estarem todos os pacientes entre 3 a 5 pontos na Escala de Glasgow e seis deles por apresentarem lesões associadas intracranianas únicas ou múltiplas. Abstract in english A series of 129 patients harbouring extradural hematomas was analysed considering the neurological state immediately before operation as the most consistent variable. Seventy eight patients were considered to be comatous (Group I) and 51 were noncomatous. Among the comatous group, 30 were investigat [...] ed with computerized tomography (23.3% mortality, 50% good results), 31 were submitted to angiography (48.3% mortality, 38.7% good results), and 17 were operated based on the neurological examination and skull radiography (47% mortality, 35.2% good results). The presence or absence of skull fracture and the density of hematoma did not change the final outcome. Associated intracranial lesions increased the mortality and lowered the good results in both groups. Frontal hematomas (10 cases) in the comatous group were associated with high mortality (52.6%) due to bad neurological state (Glasgow 3-5) and to isolated or multiple intracranial associated lesions (6 patients).

  6. Hematoma renal subcapsular espontáneo secundario al empleo de antiagregantes plaquetarios / Spontaneous renal sub-capsular hematoma after the use of antiplatelet

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    Tomás Lázaro, Rodríguez Collar; Basily, Valdés Estévez; Joan, Laffita Zamora; Evelio, Bueno Sánchez; Jorge Luis, Germán Meliz.

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    Full Text Available Paciente masculino de 65 años de edad, con antecedentes de habérsele colocado stent coronario y tratamiento antiagregante plaquetario con Aspirina® y Clopidogrel®. A los 21 días comenzó a presentar dolor en el flanco y la fosa ilíaca derechos, náuseas y vómitos. En el examen físico inicial se detect [...] ó dolor y aumento de volumen en las zonas referidas y los signos vitales normales. El ultrasonido abdominal reveló colección perirrenal derecha bien delimitada y riñones de tamaño y ecoestructura normal. La tomografía axial computarizada evidenció la presencia de una imagen renal subcapsular derecha, con densidades de líquido, con compresión extrínseca de un riñón estructuralmente normal. Al día siguiente del ingreso comenzó a presentar fiebre de 38 ºC. Se suspendió el tratamiento antiagregante plaquetario y a los 7 días se realizó lumbotomía y drenaje del hematoma; se obtuvo alrededor de 400 mL de sangre carmelitosa. El paciente evolucionó satisfactoriamente. Se concluye que el hematoma renal subcapsular espontáneo es una complicación inusual del uso de antiagregantes plaquetarios que necesita manejo multidisciplinario. La tomografía axial computarizada es indispensable para el diagnóstico imagenológico de certeza. La compresión renal por su gran tamaño, así como el dolor y la aparición de fiebre, justifican su drenaje quirúrgico. Abstract in english A case of a 65 year-old male patient with a history of having received a coronary stent and antiplatelet therapy with Aspirin® and Clopidogrel® is presented here. He complained of pain in the right flank and iliac fossa nausea and vomiting 21 days after the procedure. At initial physical examination [...] , normal vital signs but pain and increased volume in the aforementioned areas were detected. Abdominal ultrasound revealed well defined right perirenal collection and normal size kidneys and echotexture. Computed tomography showed the presence of a right subcapsular renal image with liquid density and extrinsic compression of a structurally normal kidney. The day after admission the patient ran a fever of 38 ºC. Antiplatelet therapy was discontinued and lumbotomy and drainage of the hematoma was performed 7 days latter; about 400 mL of brownish blood was obtained. The patient progressed satisfactorily. It is concluded that spontaneous subcapsular renal hematoma is a rare complication of antiplatelet requiring multidisciplinary management.Computed tomography imaging is required for diagnosis. The renal compression due to its large size as well as pain and fever, justify their surgical drainage.

  7. Intracranial hematoma and SAH: actual aspects in its interpretation with magnetic resonance. Hematoma intracraneal y hemorragia subaracnoidea: aspectos actuales en su interpretacion mediante resonancia magnetica

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    Muoz Gonzalez, A. (Hospital 12 de Octubre. Servicio de Radiodiagnostico. Madrid (Spain))

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    A basic understanding of the magnetic properties of Hb degradation products explains the mechanisms and production of the signals occurring at the different stages of the formation and degradation of intracranial hematoma and SAH. Despite the interaction among complex phenomena and the fact that their explanations are not univocal, since many phenomena remain to be understood even in the light of those theories that, at present, most closely agree, the proposed models permit the comprehension and diagnosis of a pathology which, in addition to being common, is diagnostically relevant and serves as paradigm in Radiological research. (Author) 44 refs.

  8. Hematoma subcapsular esplénico en paciente portador de rasgo falciforme Sub capsular splenic hematoma in a sickle cell trait carrier. Case report

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    Diego Ugalde

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Drepanocytic anemia is an uncommon hereditary disease in Chile. The heterozygous state of drepanocytic anemia or "sickle trait" has a frequency of 8% among Afro-Americans. A small number of patients carrying hemoglobin S are homozygous, with clinical manifestations of hemolytic anemia and thrombotic disease. Sickle trait is usually asymptomatic. We report a 59-year-old male who presented an acute abdominal pain and dyspnea while staying at high altitude. Six days later, an angio CAT scan showed the presence of a subcapsular splenic hematoma that was managed conservatively. Sickle cell induction with sodium metabisulphite was positive. Hemoglobin electrophoresis confirmed the sickle trait.

  9. Hematoma subcapsular esplénico en paciente portador de rasgo falciforme / Sub capsular splenic hematoma in a sickle cell trait carrier. Case report

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    Diego, Ugalde; Guillermo, Conte; Héctor, Ugalde; Gastón, Figueroa; Marianela, Cuneo; Macarena, Muñoz; Javiera, Mayor.

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    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Drepanocytic anemia is an uncommon hereditary disease in Chile. The heterozygous state of drepanocytic anemia or "sickle trait" has a frequency of 8% among Afro-Americans. A small number of patients carrying hemoglobin S are homozygous, with clinical manifestations of hemolytic anemia and thrombotic [...] disease. Sickle trait is usually asymptomatic. We report a 59-year-old male who presented an acute abdominal pain and dyspnea while staying at high altitude. Six days later, an angio CAT scan showed the presence of a subcapsular splenic hematoma that was managed conservatively. Sickle cell induction with sodium metabisulphite was positive. Hemoglobin electrophoresis confirmed the sickle trait.

  10. Management of supratentorial epidural hematoma in children: report on 49 patients / Tratamento de hematoma epidural supratentorial em crianças: avaliação em 49 pacientes

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    Wellingson Silva, Paiva; Almir Ferreira de, Andrade; Luis, Mathias Júnior; Vinicius Monteiro de Paula, Guirado; Robson Luis, Amorim; Nadia Nader, Magrini; Manoel Jacobsen, Teixeira.

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    Full Text Available Trauma craniocerebral é uma causa frequente de mortalidade e comprometimento neurológico adquirido em crianças. No entanto, hematomas epidurais (HED) são raros em pacientes pediátricos, com poucas series estudando a evolução destes pacientes. Neste estudo, os autores apresentam os resultados de uma [...] casuística de pacientes com HED acompanhados em longo prazo. MÉTODO: Entre janeiro de 2006 e dezembro de 2008, 49 pacientes com HED foram tratados em nossa unidade. Curso clínico, achados radiológicos, e resultados foram avaliados. O estado neurológico foi avaliado com o Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). A idade variou de 1 dia a 16 anos. A média de acompanhamento foi de 6 meses. RESULTADOS: Na admissão, a maioria dos pacientes apresentava trauma leve e 57% estavam com GCS de 13-15. O sintoma mais comum foi irritabilidade. Os mecanismos de trauma mais frequentes foram queda de altura em 29 casos e acidentes de trânsito em 16 casos. Três destes pacientes apresentavam GCS 3, mas somente um morreu. Verificou-se déficit neurológico tardio em nove pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Esta lesão pode ocorrer após traumas leves e em crianças alerta com exames neurológicos não focais. No entanto, em crianças com irritabilidade com hematoma subgaleal e história de perda de consciência, tomografia do crânio deve ser realizada. Abstract in english Traumatic head injury is a common cause of mortality and acquired neurological impairment in children. However, pediatric epidural hematomas (EDHs) are not common and few series have studied the evolution of these patients. In this study, we present the results from a sample of patients with EDH wit [...] h long-term follow-up. METHOD: Between January 2006 and December 2008, 49 patients with traumatic EDH were treated at our unit. Clinical course, radiological findings and outcomes were evaluated. Neurological status was assessed using the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). The patients' ages ranged from one day to 16 years. The mean follow-up was six months. RESULTS: On admission, most of the patients presented mild trauma and 57% had a GCS of 13-15. The most common symptom was irritability. The most frequent mechanisms of injury were: falling from a height in 29 cases and motor vehicle accidents in 16 cases. Three of these patients presented GCS 3, but only one died. We found a late neurological deficit in nine patients. CONCLUSION: These lesions may occur following mild head trauma and in alert children with nonfocal neurological examinations. However, in children presenting irritability with subgaleal hematomas and a history of loss of consciousness, skull computed tomography must be performed.

  11. Acute Duodenal Ischemia and Periampullary Intramural Hematoma after an Uneventful Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in a Patient with Primary Myelofibrosis

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    Jung, Chang Ho; Hyun, Jong Jin; Gu, Dae Hoe; Moon, Eul Sun; Kim, Jae Seon; Lee, Hong Sik; KIM, CHANG DUCK

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    Acute duodenal ischemia and periampullary intramural hematoma are rare complications after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). A 77-year-old man with splenomegaly complained of abdominal pain caused by common bile duct (CBD) stone. After successful removal of the CBD stone without immediate complications, the patient developed intramural hematoma around the ampulla of Vater along with diffuse duodenal edema. The findings were compatible with acute intestinal ischemia, and f...

  12. Warfarin-induced sublingual hematoma mimicking Ludwig angina: Conservative management of a potentially life-threatening condition.

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    2011-02-01

    Sublingual hematoma secondary to excessive anticoagulation is a rare, life-threatening condition. Reports in the literature have emphasized the importance of a prompt reversal of the causative coagulopathy by intravenous administration of vitamin K and fresh frozen plasma. In the event of an unstable airway, surgical intervention via tracheostomy or cricothyroidectomy is advocated. We report a case of sublingual hematoma that was treated conservatively, and we discuss the presentation and management of this entity.

  13. Warfarin-induced sublingual hematoma mimicking Ludwig angina: Conservative management of a potentially life-threatening condition.

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    Cashman, Emma

    2012-02-01

    Sublingual hematoma secondary to excessive anticoagulation is a rare, life-threatening condition. Reports in the literature have emphasized the importance of a prompt reversal of the causative coagulopathy by intravenous administration of vitamin K and fresh frozen plasma. In the event of an unstable airway, surgical intervention via tracheostomy or cricothyroidectomy is advocated. We report a case of sublingual hematoma that was treated conservatively, and we discuss the presentation and management of this entity.

  14. Preventive effect of aggressive blood pressure lowering on hematoma enlargement in patients with ultra-acute intracerebral hemorrhage

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    The preventive effect of aggressive blood pressure lowering on hematoma enlargement was investigated in patients with ultra-acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Retrospective review of 248 patients (145 males, 103 females) with spontaneous ICH treated in our hospital between 2005 and 2008 identified patients with ultra-acute ICH who were directly taken to our institute by ambulance within 3 hours after onset. Patients who could not be assessed twice by computed tomography (CT) within 24 hours after arrival were excluded. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was aggressively controlled in all patients using intravenous nicardipine to below 140 mmHg as soon as possible after diagnosis of ICH with CT. Hematoma enlargement was defined as increase in volume of more than 33% or more than 12.5 ml in the first 24 hours. Hematoma enlargement was observed in 11 of the 73 patients (15.0%). The time course of SBP change was not significantly different in patients with and without hematoma enlargement. The incidence of hematoma enlargement in patients with ultra-acute ICH in this study was 15.0%, which was lower than that in other series in which blood pressure was not reduced aggressively. This finding suggests that aggressive SBP lowering to below 140 mmHg has a preventive effect on hematoma enlargement in patients with ultra-acute ICH. (author)

  15. Armoured brain of unknown etiology.

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    Goyal, Puneet Kumar; Singh, Daljit; Singh, Hukum; Dubey, Jaya; Tandon, Monica

    2013-07-01

    Armoured brain is a rare condition where dense calcification occurs over the brain. It can result in mass effect and raised intracranial pressure. Most often, it happens due to trauma, subdural effusion, infection, or after VP shunt. There is controversy in its treatment. Most published literature does not support removing the calcification. We describe a rare case of idiopathic chronic calcified subdural hematoma with relatively short history which was successfully treated by microsurgical removal of calcification over the brain. This resulted in complete expansion of the brain with relief in symptoms. PMID:24403965

  16. Hematoma neuroaxial após bloqueio peridural. É possível prevenir ou detectar? Relato de dois casos Hematoma neuroaxial posterior al bloqueo epidural. ¿Se puede prevenir o detectar? Relato de dos casos Neuraxial hematoma after epidural anesthesia. Is it possible to prevent or detect it? Report of two cases

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    Rodrigo de Lima e Souza; Luiz Otávio Fernandes Andrade; Joaquim Belchior Silva; Luiz Antônio Carneiro da Silva

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Os hematomas espinais são raros e acometem o sistema nervoso central. Podem causar sequelas neurológicas permanentes e morte se não tratados adequadamente. O diagnóstico e tratamento precoces são fundamentais para o bom prognóstico neurológico. O objetivo deste trabalho foi despertar no anestesiologista maior sensibilidade para o diagnóstico e o tratamento precoces dos hematomas espinais, além de aperfeiçoar sua prevenção. RELATO DOS CASOS: Caso 1: Paciente submetid...

  17. Extradural hematoma surgery in a child with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome: Perioperative concerns

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    Full Text Available Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS is a very rare genetic disorder characterized by premature ageing, severe growth failure, and very early onset atherosclerosis. Psychologically and emotionally child-like, these patients suffer from physiological changes of old age. Early and progressive atherosclerosis of intra-cranial vessels in HGPS patients, along with a thin skin and fragile vessels, make these patients susceptible to intra-cranial hematomas following relatively trivial injuries and to severe intra-cranial disease. Anesthetizing HGPS patients for surgery can be challenging due to the presence of a possible difficult airway, multi-system derangements, and associated skin, bone and joint disease. We report here one such child with HGPS who underwent craniotomy and evacuation of an extradural hematoma that developed after minor head trauma. Securing his airway during surgery was difficult.

  18. HELLP Syndrome Complicated with Postpartum Subcapsular Ruptured Liver Hematoma and Purtscher-Like Retinopathy

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    Daniela Cernea; Alice Dragoescu; Marius Novac

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    Purtscher's retinopathy is usually associated with trauma, acute pancreatitis, vasculitis, lupus, and bone fractures. It was rarely described postpartum in patients with preeclampsia as well as associated with HELLP syndrome. We present a case of a multiparous patient aged 44 with severe preeclampsia and postpartum HELLP syndrome complicated with Purtscher-like retinopathy and large ruptured subcapsular liver hematoma that required emergency abdominal surgery after premature delivery of a dea...

  19. HELLP Syndrome Complicated by Subcapsular Hematoma of Liver: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Atilla Karateke; Dilek Silfeler; Faruk Karateke; Raziye Kurt; Ayse Guler; Ismail Kartal

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    Subcapsular liver hematoma (SLH) is a rare complication of severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. These patients must be followed up in intensive care unit for advanced medical support with infused fluid, replacement of blood products, and treatment of underlying disorders. There are a lot of therapeutic options varying from conservative management to surgical treatment including hepatic resection, hepatic artery ligation, and liver transplantation. In this report we aimed to present a 26-ye...

  20. Achalasia combined with esophageal intramural hematoma: Case report and literature review

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    Chu, Yin-Yi; Sung, Kai-Feng; Ng, Soh-Ching; Cheng, Hao-Tsai; Chiu, Cheng-Tang

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    A 62-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital due to severe chest pain, odynophagia, and hematemesis. Chest computed tomography showed an esophageal submucosal tumor. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) revealed a longitudinal purplish bulging tumor of the esophagus. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) showed a mixed echoic tumor with partial liquefaction from the submucosal layer. The patient was diagnosed with esophageal intramural hematoma as well as achalasia by upper gastrointestinal endo...

  1. An unusual cause of the acute abdomen: computed tomography angiography findings of the intestinal intramural hematoma

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    Full text: Introduction: The intestinal intramural hematoma is a rare abdominal emergency condition resulting from submucosal or subserosal hemorrhage. The various causes of this condition are anticoagulant therapy, trauma, surgery, biopsy and spontaneous. The most common cause of this condition is blunt abdominal trauma. Objectives and tasks: In this report we aimed to present computed tomography (CT) angiography findings of the intestinal wall hematoma which is an unusual cause of acute abdomen. Materials and methods: A 67-year-old man presented to our emergency department complaining of severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The physical examination revealed right upper quadrant and epigastric abdominal tenderness. Sonographic examination revealed free fluid in the right paracolic area and minor pelvis. Due to these findings, the patient underwent CT angiography examination with suspicion of acute intestinal ischemia. Results: Diffuse atherosclerotic calcified plaques in the abdominal aorta and moderate degree stenosis proximal celiac truncus were determined on CT angiography images. Mesenteric arterial system was patent. On CT images most remarkable finding was diffuse wall thickening reaching up to 1.5 cm at the widest part in small intestinal segments. These findings were seen in the right half of abdomen and pelvis, approximately 12 cm and 20 cm small intestinal segment, respectively. The patient was using warfarin and acetylsalicylic acid medication due to heart valve replacement surgery. This history and CT angiography findings were consistent with intestinal mural hematoma. Conclusion: In the differential diagnosis of the acute abdomen, intestinal intramural hematoma must be kept in mind, especially in patients using anticoagulant drugs. In such cases, CT angiographic examination is rapid, effective and reliable method in both determination of the vascular abnormality and evaluation of the intestinal wall pathologies

  2. Spontaneous subcapsular renal hematoma: A case report and review of literature

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    Baishya Ramen; Dhawan Divya; Sabnis R; Desai Mahesh

    2011-01-01

    Spontaneous subcapsular renal hematoma is not a common entity. We report a 38-year-old lady presenting with sudden onset right flank pain with uncontrolled hypertension and she was found to have subcapsular collection in the right kidney on ultrasonography. Finding was confirmed on computed tomography. Except hypertension, no particular cause for the condition could be found. Symptoms and size of the collection decreased on conservative treatment. They completely disappeared on ultrasonograph...

  3. The Double-Blind Stick-and-Swap Technique for True Lumen Reentry After Subintimal Crossing of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions.

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    Christopoulos, Georgios; Kotsia, Anna P; Brilakis, Emmanouil S

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    Subintimal dissection and reentry techniques are widely used in chronic total occlusion (CTO) interventions; however, inability to reenter into the distal true lumen is a common cause of failure. In some patients, subintimal hematoma may develop, compressing the lumen and hindering reentry. We describe 3 CTO cases in which the distal vessel could not be visualized after subintimal crossing, in spite of attempts to decompress the subintimal hematoma. Bidirectional "blind" puncture was performed with the Stingray wire through both ports of the Stingray balloon, followed by exchange of the Stingray wire for a Pilot 200 guidewire (the "double-blind stick-and-swap" technique) achieving distal true lumen reentry. PMID:26332885

  4. Hematoma after augmentation mammaplasty in a patient with von Willebrand's disease / Hematoma após mamaplastia de aumento em paciente portadora de doença de von Willebrand

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    Marco Willians Baena, Destro; Áurea Regina, Rodrigues; João Lúcio Rodrigues de, Castro; Cristina, Destro; Luiz Gustavo Capochin, Romagnolo.

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    Full Text Available Os autores relatam o caso de uma paciente submetida a mamaplastia de aumento, não diagnosticada previamente como portadora de doença de von Willebrand, que teve dois episódios de hematoma no pós-operatório. Entre os distúrbios de coagulação, a doença de von Willebrand deve ser considerada na avaliaç [...] ão pré-operatória, pois afeta cerca de 1% a 3% da população, não é diagnosticada na maioria das pessoas, além de ser duas vezes mais frequente que a hemofilia. A paciente evoluiu bem no pós-operatório e medidas preventivas e terapêuticas são discutidas neste artigo. Abstract in english We present the case of a patient submitted to augmentation mammaplasty who developed 2 hematoma episodes as a result of von Willebrand's disease, which was not previously diagnosed. As a routine part of preoperative evaluation, the patient should always be tested for von Willebrand's disease. This d [...] isease affects 1-3% of the population and occurs twice as often as hemophilia. In our case, the patient recovered quite satisfactorily. Preventive and therapeutic approaches are discussed in this paper.

  5. Síndrome de falla multiorgánica secundario a hematoma esplénico por Plasmodium vivax / Mulitorgan dysfunction syndrome due to splenic hematoma secondary to Plasmodium vivax infection

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    Alirio R., Bastidas; Laura J., Quiroga; Jorge E., Aponte; Maria H., Aztorquiza; Carlos E., Pérez.

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    Full Text Available Los cuadros de falla orgánica múltiple y mortalidad secundarios a Plasmodium vivax son escasos. Generalmente esta infección es considerada un enfermedad de curso benigno. El compromiso esplénico con la formación de hematoma es una complicación poco frecuente por este parásito pero, al presentarse, p [...] uede asociarse a un compromiso mayor de los sistemas cardiovascular, respiratorio, hematológico, renal y nervioso central; en algunos casos puede ser fatal. Para el diagnóstico de esta complicación se debe tener una alta sospecha clínica y descartar otras enfermedades, por lo cual presentamos el caso de un paciente quien cursó con un cuadro de hematoma esplénico con falla orgánica múltiple con desenlace fatal por Plasmodium vivax . Abstract in english Cases of multiple organ failure and mortality secondary to Plasmodium vivax are scarce, and the infection produced by this parasite is generally considered of a benign nature. Splenic compromise with formation of a haematoma is a complication not usually seen; however, when present, it can be associ [...] ated with a greater compromise of the cardiovascular, respiratory, hematologic, renal and central nervous systems, leading to death in some reports. To diagnose this type of complication, physicians must have a high clinical suspicion and exclude other associated pathologies. We present the case of a patient who developed splenic haematoma associated with multiple organ failure and death secondary to infection with Plasmodium vivax .

  6. Decompressive craniectomy with hematoma evacuation for large hemispheric hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage.

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    Takeuchi, Satoru; Takasato, Yoshio; Masaoka, Hiroyuki; Hayakawa, Takanori; Yatsushige, Hiroshi; Shigeta, Keigo; Nagatani, Kimihiro; Otani, Naoki; Nawashiro, Hiroshi; Shima, Katsuji

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    Hemispheric hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has a high mortality rate. Decompressive craniectomy (DC) has generally been used for the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, and hemispheric cerebral infarction. However, the effect of DC on hemispheric hypertensive ICH is not well understood. To investigate the effects of DC for treating hemispheric hypertensive ICH, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical and radiological findings of 21 patients who underwent DC for hemispheric hypertensive ICH. Eleven of the patients were male and 10 were female, with an age range of 22-75 years (mean, 56.6 years). Their preoperative Glasgow Coma Scale scores ranged from 3 to 13 (mean, 6.9). The hematoma volumes ranged from 33.4 to 98.1 mL (mean, 74.2 mL), and the hematoma locations were the basal ganglia in 10 patients and the subcortex in 11 patients. Intraventricular extensions were observed in 11 patients. With regard to the complications after DC, postoperative hydrocephalus developed in ten patients, and meningitis was observed in three patients. Six patients had favorable outcomes and 15 had poor outcomes. The mortality rate was 10 %. A statistical analysis showed that the GCS score at admission was significantly higher in the favorable outcome group than that in the poor outcome group (P = 0.029). Our results suggest that DC with hematoma evacuation might be a useful surgical procedure for selected patients with large hemispheric hypertensive ICH. PMID:23564148

  7. Spontaneous intramural duodenal hematoma in type 2B von Willebrand disease

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    Derrick D Eichele

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Intramural duodenal hematoma is a rare cause of a proximal gastrointestinal tract obstruction. Presentation of intramural duodenal hematoma most often occurs following blunt abdominal trauma in children, but spontaneous non-traumatic cases have been linked to anticoagulant therapy, pancreatitis, malignancy, vasculitis and endoscopy. We report an unusual case of spontaneous intramural duodenal hematoma presenting as an intestinal obstruction associated with acute pancreatitis in a patient with established von Willebrand disease, type 2B. The patient presented with abrupt onset of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Computed tomography imaging identified an intramural duodenal mass consistent with blood measuring 4.7 cm × 8.7 cm in the second portion of the duodenum abutting on the head of the pancreas. Serum lipase was 3828 units/L. Patient was managed conservatively with bowel rest, continuous nasogastric decompression, total parenteral nutrition, recombinant factor VIII (humateP and transfusion. Symptoms resolved over the course of the hospitalization. This case highlights an important complication of an inherited coagulopathy.

  8. Nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in intramural hematoma of the basilar artery - a case report and literature review

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    Pretruncal (perimesencephalic) nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a benign variant of SAH. Although angiography fails to show a source of the hemorrhage, mild basilar artery narrowing may be observed. The cause of pretruncal nonaneurysmal SAH has not been established. Recent imaging studies have demonstrated that the center of this type of SAH is not around the mesencephalon but is in the prepontine or interpeduncular cistern with the hemorrhage closely associated with the basilar artery. We review the possible sources of hemorrhage in these cisterns and hypothesize that pretruncal nonaneurysmal SAH is caused by a primary intramural hematoma of the basilar artery. Such an intramural hematoma would explain bleeding under low pressure, the location of the hemorrhage anterior to the brainstem, and the typical findings of hemorrhage adjacent to the basilar artery lumen on magnetic resonance imaging and mild basilar artery narrowing on angiography. Hemorrhage in such location is easily found in native computed tomography (CT) images. Crescent, hyperdense thickening of the basilar artery wall is also observed. We have presented this unusual case to highlight the possible mechanism of hematoma formation and underline the importance of MDCT examination in the diagnosis confirmation and also excluding other potentially serious underlying condition that could also lead to non traumatic SAH. (authors)

  9. Prediction of prognosis in patients with epidural hematoma by a new stereological method

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    Epidural hematoma (EH) is a serious clinical event observed in 2% of head trauma patients. Studies regarding the effects of epidural hematoma volume (EHV) on prognosis are not sufficient. In this study, we applied the volume fraction approach of the stereological method to estimate the hematoma to brain volume fraction (HBVF), and investigated the relation between the HBVF and prognosis. Fifty-nine EH patients (46 male and 13 female subjects, with average age of 21 years) admitted to the emergency clinic were included. The HBVF was estimated on the printed films of cranial computed tomography scans. For this purpose, common point counting grids were superimposed over the scan frames. According to the clinical results, patients were divided into three groups as complete recovery (43), disability (8) and exitus (8). The HBVF was compared with the clinical results. HBVF was determined as 4.6% in the patients with recovery, 8.1% in disability, and 7.6% in exitus patients. The HBVF values were lowest in recovery patients, and the difference between the recovery and the other two groups was statistically significant (p=0.007). However, there was no statistically significant difference in HBVF between disability and exitus patients (p>0.05). In conclusion, the HBVF can be an important tool to determine prognosis, and it can be measured using the volume fraction approach of stereological methods as developed in the present study. (author)

  10. Possibility of the conservative management of acute epidural hematoma from the point of views of serial CT scan and the consciousness level

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    Nowadays serial computerized tomography is often performed in the diagnosis and care of patients with acute epidural hematoma. In the treatment of acute epidural hematoma, serial computerized tomography has shown dynamic changes in the hematoma, and the careful observation of clinical signs has reduced the number of operative cases. Moreover, some good outcomes of cases of acute epidural hematoma have appeared as a result of conservative management. Since the introduction of computerized tomography, we have treated 79 cases of acute epidural hematoma. The mortality rate has been 12.7 % (10 cases), while there have been 60 good-outcome cases, including 22 non-surgical cases (27.8 %). In an attempt to make clear the possibility of the conservative management of acute epidural hematoma, we made a comparative study of surgical good-outcome cases and conservative good-outcome cases from the points of view of serial computerized tomography and the consciousness level. We reached the following conclusions: The guidelines for the conservative management of acute epidural hematoma are: 1) Glasgow coma scale: more than 14 points, 2) Volume of hematoma on CT: less than 20 ml, as determined by the volume-summation method, 3) No mass sign of hematoma on CT, 4) No or only transient forcal neurological signs, and 5) The above factors (1)-(4) have no tendency to get worse within 6 hours after head trauma. (author)

  11. Cranial MR imaging of abused children

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    The diagnosis of intracranial sequelae of child abuse has important clinical and legal implications. CT findings are often subtle or nonspecific. Acutely, a small interhemispheric subdural hematoma (IHSDH) is seen, which may be difficult to distinguish from the falx. In chronic or recurrent abuse, ventricular dilatation and extracerebral fluid collections are encountered that may be difficult to distinguish from atrophy. Four abused children underwent MR imaging and, in each case, MR demonstrated the nature and extent of abnormalities with greater accuracy than CT. In acute abuse (two cases), the IHSDH was diagnosed with greater confidence than on CT, and convexity subdural collections were identified which could not be detected on CT. In chronic abuse (two cases) the subdural location of extracerebral collections and the extent of parenchymal damage was better appreciated on MR than CT

  12. Chronic pancreatitis

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  13. Análise epidemiológica de 210 casos de hematoma extradural traumático tratados cirurgicamente / Epidemiological analysis of 210 cases of surgically treated traumatic extradural hematoma

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    João Luiz Vitorino, Araujo; Ulisses do Prado, Aguiar; Alexandre Bossi, Todeschini; Nelson, Saade; José Carlos Esteves, Veiga.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar aspectos da epidemiologia, apresentação clínica e radiológica de pacientes com hematoma extradural traumático (HED) submetidos a procedimento neurocirúrgico. MÉTODOS: Foi realizada a revisão de prontuários de 210 pacientes admitidos no Serviço de Emergência com HED diagnosticados [...] através de tomografia computadorizada, tratados cirurgicamente no período de agosto de 1998 a janeiro de 2008. Foram analisados: idade, sexo, apresentação clínica e radiológica, mecanismo de trauma e status neurológico no momento da alta hospitalar. RESULTADOS: Em 49,2% o mecanismo de trauma foi queda; 89,2% dos pacientes eram do gênero masculino; 49,7% dos casos tinham Escala de Coma de Glasgow (ECG) entre 13-15; 61% dos pacientes tinham idade entre 20-49 anos; A localização do HED em 26,5% e 19,6% dos casos foi têmporo-parietal e temporal, respectivamente; 32,8% tinham lesões intracranianas associadas, sendo a fratura craniana evidenciada em cerca de 45% dos casos; 76,2% dos pacientes tratados cirurgicamente tiveram alta com déficit mínimo ou ausência de déficit neurológico. CONCLUSÃO: Observamos que o HED, na população de estudo, apresenta-se mais frequentemente no gênero masculino, na quarta década de vida, mais relacionado às quedas. Na admissão, observamos uma ECG entre 13 e 15, sendo pertinente mencionar o envolvimento da região têmporo-parietal na maioria dos casos. Acreditamos que o conhecimento da epidemiologia do hematoma extradural traumático pode auxiliar na elaboração de medidas de saúde pública, visando à prevenção e identificação precoce desta doença em determinada população. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To assess the epidemiology, clinical and radiological presentation of patients with traumatic extradural hematoma (EDH) undergoing neurosurgical procedures. METHODS: We performed a chart review of 210 patients admitted to the emergency department with EDH diagnosed by CT scan and surgical [...] ly treated between August 1998 and January 2008. Variables analyzed were: age, gender, clinical and radiological presentation, mechanism of injury and neurological status at discharge from hospital. RESULTS: In 49.2% trauma mechanism was fall; 89.2% of patients were male, 49.7% of cases had a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) between 13 and 15; 61% of patients had age between 20 and 49 years; the location of EDH was the temporo-parietal and temporal in 26.5% and 19.6% of the cases, respectively; 32.8% had associated intracranial lesions, with skull fractures seen in around 45% of cases; 76.2% of surgically treated patients were discharged with minimal or no neurologic deficit. CONCLUSION: We observed that, in the study population, EDH appears more often in males, in the fourth decade of life, and is more related to falls. On admission, GCS was observed between 13 and 15 and it is appropriate to mention the involvement of the temporo-parietal region in most cases. We believe that knowledge of the epidemiology of traumatic epidural hematoma can assist in developing public health measures aimed at prevention and early identification of this disease in the population.

  14. Late onset Proteus Mirabilis Meningitis and Subdural Abscess in a Boy With Lumbosacral Epidermoid Tumor: Case Report

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    Ayfer GÖZÜ P?R?NÇÇ?O?LU

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    Full Text Available Dermal sinus tracts have been reported all along the midline neuroaxis, with the majority being located in lumbar and sacral areas. They are usually associated with split cord malformations, tethered cord and inclusion tumors (dermoid, epidermoid, teratoma. Dermal sinus tracts with concomitant dermoid or epidermoid tumors are frequently associated with recurrent meningitis, but spinal subdural abscess is rare. The authors report a 2 years old boy with lumbar epidermoid tumor, late onset Proteus mirabilis meningitis and spinal intradural abscess, who had a history of a dermal sinus tract removal one year before his admission. The importance of early diagnosis, proper surgical and medical treatment and close follow up in such patients is stressed.

  15. Antiplatelet therapies are associated with hematoma enlargement and increased mortality in intracranial hemorrhage El tratamiento antiagregante se asocia a un aumento del tamaño del hematoma y de la mortalidad en la hemorragia intracraneal

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    Full Text Available Objective: Antiplatelet therapy (AT is increasingly used for treating or preventing vascular diseases, especially as a consequence of population aging. However, the risks may sometimes outweigh the benefits, mostly in relation to intracranial hemorrhage (ICH. Our aim was to determine whether AT is associated with hematoma enlargement and increased mortality in ICH. Design: A prospective, observational cohort study. Setting: The Intensive Care Unit (ICU of Arrixaca University Hospital (Murcia, Spain. Patients: We studied 156 patients admitted with non-traumatic ICH between January 2006 and August 2008. Interventions: None. Main variables: Demographic data, medical history and clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded, along with hematoma volume upon admission and after 24h, and mortality. Results: A total of 37 patients (24% received AT. These subjects were older (69±11 vs. 60±15 years, p=0.001 and more frequently diabetic (38% vs. 15%, p=0.003 than those without AT. We detected no difference in hematoma volume upon admission between the two groups, though the volume was significantly greater after 24h in the AT group (66.7 [IQR 42-110] vs. 27 [4.4-64.6]cm³, p=0.03, irrespective of surgical intervention. Moreover, hematoma volume increased by more than a third in AT-users (69% vs. 33%, p=0.002, and AT was the only significant predictor of hematoma enlargement. Patients on AT also had higher mortality during their ICU stay (78% vs. 45%, pObjetivo: Con el envejecimiento progresivo de la población cada es más frecuente la toma de fármacos antiagregantes para el tratamiento o la prevención de las enfermedades vasculares. El beneficio, en ocasiones, está contrarrestado por el riesgo de hemorragias, especialmente la hemorragia intracraneal (HIC. Nuestro objetivo fue determinar si el tratamiento antiagregante (TAG provoca un aumento del tamaño del hematoma y de mortalidad en la HIC. Diseño: Estudio de cohortes prospectivo y observacional. Ámbito: Unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI del Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia. Pacientes: Estudiamos a 156 pacientes que ingresaron por HIC no traumática entre Enero de 2006 y Agosto de 2008. Intervenciones: Ninguna. Principales variables: Se recogieron datos demográficos, antecedentes personales, parámetros clínicos y analíticos, así como, el volumen del hematoma al ingreso y a las 24 horas, además de la mortalidad. Resultados: Entre los pacientes estudiados, 37 (24% tomaban TAG. Los antiagregados eran de mayor edad (69±11 vs 60±15 años, p=0,001 y con mayor frecuencia diabéticos (38 vs 15%, p=0,003. No hubo diferencias en el volumen del hematoma al ingreso entre los dos grupos pero este fue significativamente mayor a las 24 horas en los antiagregados (66.7 [IQR 42-110] vs 27 [4.4-64.6] cm³, p=0.03, independientemente de si fueron intervenidos o no. Además, el volumen del hematoma creció en más de un 33% en los antiagregados (69 vs 33%, p=0,002 y el TAG fue el único predictor significativo del crecimiento del hematoma. Los pacientes antiagregados también presentaron una mayor mortalidad durante su estancia en la UCI (78 vs 45%, p<0,001. Además, los pacientes con crecimiento del hematoma mayor de un 33% tuvieron una mayor mortalidad global (62,5 vs 28,8%, p=0,001. Los factores independientemente asociados con la mortalidad fueron la puntuación en la escala de Glasgow, la glucemia al ingreso y el TAG. Conclusiones: Nuestros resultados muestran tanto la asociación entre el TAG y el crecimiento del hematoma como con el incremento de la mortalidad en los pacientes que sufren una HIC y están tomando antiagregantes.

  16. Diffusion-weighted imaging provides support for secondary neuronal damage from intraparenchymal hematoma

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    It is controversial whether an intracerebral hematoma (ICH) causes ischemia of surrounding brain. By virtue of its high sensitivity to acute cerebral infarction, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) helps answer this question. We used this technique to assess the parenchyma surrounding ICH for restricted diffusion. Echoplanar DWI (b 1000 s/mm2) and conventional MRI sequences were performed in 30 subjects (symptom duration 7-75 h) with primary ICH, mean volume: 13±15 cm3. We calculated mean apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) within high signal regions around the hematoma on DWI or T2-weighted images and within the ICH itself, comparing them to the contralateral brain. We used the Student's t -test to examine for differences between these regions and linear regression to relate changes to the age of the ICH. A thin rim of high signal on DWI and a wider rim on T2-weighted images surrounded all hematomas. The ADC within the rim on DWI showed a maximum reduction of 40%, in two patients imaged within 10 h of symptom onset. They rose during the first day (r2=0.84; P 2=0.5; P <0.03). The rim on T2-weighting showed a mean increase of 50% and ADC within the ICH were reduced by a mean of 38%; these variations showed no relationship with ICH age and no group showed any relationship with ICH size. The ADC within the three regions was significantly different from each other. The presence of restricted diffusion in the parenchyma surrounding ICH provides support for secondary neuronal damage. (orig.)

  17. Spontaneous Cervico-Thoracic Spinal Epidural Hematoma in an Elderly Patient: A Rare Presentation

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    Reyaz Ahmed Para,Muzamil Latief,Huma Noor

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    Full Text Available Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH is a rare entity.SSEH is an accumulation of blood in the vertebral epidural space in the absence of trauma or iatrogenic procedure like lumbar puncture.The incidence of SSEH has been estimated at 0.1 patients per 100,000 individuals and represents less than 1% of spinal space-occupying lesions .Here we are presenting case of a 65year old female hypertensive on treatment with controlled blood pressure, who presented with sudden onset paraplegia and weakness of muscles of hand, associated with urinary and bowel incontinence that started 6 hours before presenting to Emergency Room .Patient was subjected to MRI spine that revealed a collection in spinal epidural space ,hypointense in T1W images and hyperintense in T2W images, extending from C6-C7 to T1-T2 suggestive of acute / subacute epidural hematoma (fig 1.In our case all possible causes of an epidural haematoma were ruled out by relevant investigations.Patient was subjected to surgical evacuation of hematoma after 48 hours of presentation.Perioperative and Postoperative period was uneventfull . Sensations over involved areas improved. Motor weakness also improved from Grade III to Grade IV+ in bilateral lower limbs and from Grade II to Grade IV in small muscles of hand and triceps, however Patient persisited with urinary incontinence.CONCLUSION: When a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy complains of sudden and unexplained neck or back pain, we should suspect the possibility of SSEH. For early diagnosis, immediate MRI is essential .In addition, we should consider SSEH as one of the important differential diagnoses in elderly patients who have developed acute myelopathy. [Natl J Med Res 2013; 3(4.000: 424-427

  18. Multivariate analysis of factors influencing outcome of patients with putaminal hematoma

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    Hospital records and CT films of 108 patients with putaminal hematoma were reviewed in order to evaluate factors influencing the outcome. Univariate analysis using ?2 test were first employed to find relationship between clinical and CT factors relative to patients' outcome. Factors contributing significantly to the determination of outcome were found: the level of consciousness estimated by the Edinburgh 2 Coma Scale (E2CS), volume of hematoma, pupillary reaction, abnormality in respiration, midline shift, degree of paresis, ventricular rupture, time from onset to admission, alcohol intake, and past history of hypertension. Using these factors, we attempted to find an important factor influencing patients' outcome by multivariate analysis (discriminating analysis by Hayashi's categorical quantitative method, type 2). Correct discrimination rates by the 1st and 2nd synthetic variate of clinical factors alone (i.e. without CT factors) were 83 and 63%, and correlation ratios of them were 0.84 and 0.44 respectively. Factors showing high correlation coefficient were level of consciousness by the E2CS, degree of paresis, and pupillary reaction. Correct discrimination rates and correlation ratios of CT factors were noted to be lower than those of clinical factors. Combination of both clinical and CT factors did not improve the above statistical parameters. This study showed that addition of CT factors to the clinical ones dose not necessarily improve discrimination of the outcome in patients with putaminal hematoma. Close observation of clinical conditions, particularly the level of consciousness by the E2CS, is important in estimating the prognosis of the patients. (author)

  19. Volume-Dependent Overestimation of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hematoma Volume by the ABC/2 Formula

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    Background: Although the ABC/2 formula has been widely used to estimate the volume of intracerebral hematoma (ICH), the formula tends to overestimate hematoma volume. The volume-related imprecision of the ABC/2 formula has not been documented quantitatively. Purpose: To investigate the volume-dependent overestimation of the ABC/2 formula by comparing it with computer-assisted volumetric analysis (CAVA). Material and Methods: Forty patients who had suffered spontaneous ICH and who had undergone non-enhanced brain computed tomography scans were enrolled in this study. The ICH volume was estimated based on the ABC/2 formula and also calculated by CAVA. Based on the ICH volume calculated by the CAVA method, the patients were divided into three groups: group 1 consisted of 17 patients with an ICH volume of less than 20 ml; group 2 comprised 13 patients with an ICH volume of 20 to 40 ml; and group 3 was composed of 10 patients with an ICH volume larger than 40 ml. Results: The mean estimated hematoma volume was 43.6 ml when using the ABC/2 formula, compared with 33.8 ml when using the CAVA method. The mean estimated difference was 1.3 ml, 4.4 ml, and 31.4 ml for groups 1, 2, and 3, respectively, corresponding to an estimation error of 9.9%, 16.7%, and 37.1% by the ABC/2 formula (P<0.05). Conclusion: The ABC/2 formula significantly overestimates the volume of ICH. A positive association between the estimation error and the volume of ICH is demonstrated

  20. [Rare case of upper respiratory tract obstruction secondary to massive hematoma of pharynx, larynx and trachea].

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    Kozakiewicz, Jacek; Gierlotka, Agata; Dec, Maciej; Stockfish, Jerzy

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    The rare case of 75-years-old female patient was presented in this paper. She reported hoarseness in addition to pharyngeal pain, dysphagia and medium level dyspnea. Her exploration revealed a wide hematoma of the left lateral wall of orohypopharynx spreading to the left aryepiglottic fold, left aryepiglottic cartilage, false and true vocal fold and later to left lateral and posterior tracheal wall. The patient did not require a control of airway by intubation or tracheotomy according to quick relief after pharmacological treatment. PMID:21302510

  1. HELLP Syndrome Complicated by Subcapsular Hematoma of Liver: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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    Karateke, Atilla; Silfeler, Dilek; Karateke, Faruk; Kurt, Raziye; Guler, Ayse; Kartal, Ismail

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    Subcapsular liver hematoma (SLH) is a rare complication of severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. These patients must be followed up in intensive care unit for advanced medical support with infused fluid, replacement of blood products, and treatment of underlying disorders. There are a lot of therapeutic options varying from conservative management to surgical treatment including hepatic resection, hepatic artery ligation, and liver transplantation. In this report we aimed to present a 26-year-old woman with SLH secondary to HELLP syndrome. PMID:24804129

  2. HELLP Syndrome Complicated with Postpartum Subcapsular Ruptured Liver Hematoma and Purtscher-Like Retinopathy.

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    Cernea, Daniela; Dragoescu, Alice; Novac, Marius

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    Purtscher's retinopathy is usually associated with trauma, acute pancreatitis, vasculitis, lupus, and bone fractures. It was rarely described postpartum in patients with preeclampsia as well as associated with HELLP syndrome. We present a case of a multiparous patient aged 44 with severe preeclampsia and postpartum HELLP syndrome complicated with Purtscher-like retinopathy and large ruptured subcapsular liver hematoma that required emergency abdominal surgery after premature delivery of a dead fetus. Postsurgical outcome was favorable regarding both liver function and visual acuity. PMID:22852104

  3. Intracranial hematoma and SAH: actual aspects in its interpretation with magnetic resonance

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    A basic understanding of the magnetic properties of Hb degradation products explains the mechanisms and production of the signals occurring at the different stages of the formation and degradation of intracranial hematoma and SAH. Despite the interaction among complex phenomena and the fact that their explanations are not univocal, since many phenomena remain to be understood even in the light of those theories that, at present, most closely agree, the proposed models permit the comprehension and diagnosis of a pathology which, in addition to being common, is diagnostically relevant and serves as paradigm in Radiological research. (Author) 44 refs

  4. Spontaneous Cervico-Thoracic Spinal Epidural Hematoma in an Elderly Patient: A Rare Presentation

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    Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare entity.SSEH is an accumulation of blood in the vertebral epidural space in the absence of trauma or iatrogenic procedure like lumbar puncture.The incidence of SSEH has been estimated at 0.1 patients per 100,000 individuals and represents less than 1% of spinal space-occupying lesions .Here we are presenting case of a 65year old female hypertensive on treatment with controlled blood pressure, who presented with sudden onset pa...

  5. Spontaneous subcapsular renal hematoma: A case report and review of literature

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    Baishya Ramen

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    Full Text Available Spontaneous subcapsular renal hematoma is not a common entity. We report a 38-year-old lady presenting with sudden onset right flank pain with uncontrolled hypertension and she was found to have subcapsular collection in the right kidney on ultrasonography. Finding was confirmed on computed tomography. Except hypertension, no particular cause for the condition could be found. Symptoms and size of the collection decreased on conservative treatment. They completely disappeared on ultrasonography at 6 months follow-up. She was asymptomatic at 18 months follow-up.

  6. A novel simple measure correlates to the outcome in 57 patients with intracerebellar hematomas. Results of a retrospective analysis

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    Doukas, Alexandros; Maslehaty, Homajoun; Barth, Harald; Hedderich, Jürgen; Petridis, Athanasios K.; Mehdorn, H. Maximilian

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    Background: The incidence of intracerebellar hemorrhages approaches 5–10% of all intracerebral hematomas. The clinical presentation varies from headaches and dizziness to rapid deterioration of consciousness to the point of coma in severe cases. In order to find some concrete criteria that could influence the prognosis of these patients, we performed this retrospective study. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the factors influencing the outcome of 57 patients with intracerebellar hematomas treated in our clinic in the last 7 years. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) on admission, as well as other parameters as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, presence of malign tumors in the medical history, or the intake of anticoagulants were assessed as independent factors influencing the outcome of the patients. On the other hand, various computed tomography parameters on admission were also correlated with the clinical outcome such as, tight posterior fossa (TPF), volume of the hematoma, hydrocephalus, compression of the fourth ventricle, intraventricular bleeding, as well as the ratio of the maximal width of the hematoma in comparison to the width of the PF were taken into consideration. Results: The results of the study showed that patients with poor GCS on admission had also a poor Glasgow Outcome Score. Interestingly there was a statistically significant correlation between the maximal width of the hematoma in comparison to the width of the PF and the outcome of the patients. It could be also shown that the patients with intraventricular hemorrhage, hydrocephalus, compression of the fourth ventricle over 50% of its maximal width and TPF, had a poor clinical outcome. Moreover, there was a statistically significant correlation of the volume of the hematoma and a poor clinical outcome. Conclusions: We introduced as a new factor that is, the cerebellar hemorrhage/PF ratio and found out that the value >35% was associated to an unfavorable outcome. PMID:26673852

  7. Life-threatening large subcutaneous hematoma after minor head trauma: A young female patient who was suspected of having new Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

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    Fujimoto, So; Ota, Takahiro; Mizutani, Tohru

    2015-01-01

    Life-threatening large subcutaneous hematomas after minor injury are rare clinical states for young people; however these patients may have hidden diseases, which can cause a tendency to bleed. A 31-year-old woman visited our hospital after minor injury. The first computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a small subcutaneous hematoma, but her head bulged and the second CT scan revealed her subcutaneous hematoma had become enlarged. Two surgeries were needed to stop the bleeding and. Though she received intensive care, she died 48 days after onset. The new Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), known as EDS Kosho type (EDSKT), is a connective tissue disease, in which patients often experience large subcutaneous hematomas. We suspected our patient had EDSKT because her clinical features were compatible with this syndrome. Our findings support the notion that large subcutaneous hematomas in young patients with connective tissue disease can be fatal; a careful follow-up is required. PMID:25972953

  8. Increased intracranial pressure

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  9. Moessbauer study of the time evolution of the biochemical composition of the hematomas. Relationship with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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    Biochemical constitution of the hematoma is depending of its evolution. In order to obtain a reliable diagnostic of the NMR images in case of vascular accidents, a systematic study of the time-evolution of hematomas has been performed, using Moessbauer spectrometry and complementary technics (ESR and visible absorption spectrophotometry). The change, in the course of time, of HbO2 in deoxyhemoglobin Hb and other denaturation products (MHb, hemi- and hemochromes, ...) are well-recognized on the different spectra. T1 and T2 NMR relaxation times are measured in the same time and their shortening is related to the appearance of the paramagnetic denaturation blood compounds. (orig.)

  10. Natural history of spontaneous aortic intramural hematoma progression: Six years follow-up with cardiovascular magnetic resonance

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    Full Text Available Abstract We described a 6 years follow-up of a spontaneous aortic intramural hematoma (IMH with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR examination. Since multiple factors may play roles in the natural history of IMH, the patient experienced the course of progression, which included hematoma absorption, ulcer-like lesion, aneurysm and limited dissection. The initial and follow-up CMR examination included 3D CE MRA and non-enhanced "bright blood" pulse sequence. The inherent advantage of outstanding contrast with plain scan, which shorten the scan time and avoid potential risk of contrast agent, might make the fast gradient echo sequence as an alternative method when following stable IMH.

  11. Serious clopidogrel associated renal hematoma in a type 2 diabetic patient with primary hyperparathyroidism after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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    Renal hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy SWL is a rare complication. We report a case of a large renal hematoma following SWL that resulted in nephrectomy in a type 2 diabetic patient with primary hyperparathyroidism using clopidogrel due to coronary heart disease CHD. Although it was claimed that preoperative use of clopidogrel was not associated with increased bleeding, all patients who are scheduled for SWL should be interrogated in terms of using of platelet aggregation inhibitors such as clopidogrel, and these drugs should be interrupted appropriately before undergoing SWL. (author)

  12. Chronic Abdominal Pain Secondary to Mesh Erosion Into Ceacum Following Incisional Hernia Repair: A Case Report and Literature Review

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    Incisional hernias following abdominal operations are a common complication. Mesh is frequently employed in repair of these hernias. Mesh migration is an infrequent occurrence. We present the case of transmural mesh migration from the abdominal wall into the ceacum presenting as chronic abdominal pain. Given the popularity of minimally invasive surgery utilizing polypropylene mesh for incisional hernia repair, related complications such as postoperative hematoma and seroma, foreign body react...

  13. Hematoma retroesofágico com grave disfagia após estreptoquinase para tratamento da trombose venosa axilo-subclávia

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    Full Text Available Homem de 72 anos, portador de neoplasia de próstata estádio IV, submetido à osteossíntese da coluna cervical para descompressão metastática da raiz nervosa, responsável por dor intensa no membro superior direito. Após três meses da internação, apresentou trombose total da veia axilo-subclávia direita, complicação da cateterização prolongada da veia subclávia direita para controle de septicemia secundária a pneumonia hospitalar. Foi submetido a terapia trombolítica com estreptoquinase por via venosa, no membro superior contra-lateral, na dose de 250.000UI em 15min, seguida de 100.000UI/h durante cinco dias, com total recanalização do trombo e redução do edema. Após 24h do término da trombólise, apresentou disfagia a líquidos e o esofagograma mostrou extensa compressão extrínseca do esôfago, por provável hematoma retroesofágico. Necessitou de nutrição enteral durante três meses, quando ocorreu normalização da deglutição, reabsorção do hematoma retroesofágico e passagem adequada do contraste pelo esôfago. No seguimento evolutivo não apresentou seqüelas da trombose venosa profunda, não tem disfagia e permaneceu em uso profilático de meias elásticas e heparina de baixo peso molecular.

  14. Surgical treatment of progressive ethmoidal hematoma aided by computed tomography in a foal

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    A progressive ethmoidal hematoma (PEH) was treated successfully in a 4-week-old Belgian filly by surgical removal, using a frontonasal bone flap. The filly had respiratory stridor, epistaxis, and facial enlargement over the left paranasal sinuses, which had progressively increased in size since birth. Computed tomographic images of the head obtained with the foal under general anesthesia were useful in determining the extent and nature of the soft-tissue mass and planning surgical intervention. On the basis of the histologic appearance of the mass, a diagnosis of PEH was made. Twelve months after surgery, the facial appearance was normal and the abnormal appearance of the ethmoid region on endoscopic evaluation was less obvious, with return of the nasal septum to a normal position. Progressive ethmoidal hematoma is uncommon and, to our knowledge, has not been reported in a neonate. Clinical signs of PEH in this foal were atypical because of the rapid enlargement of the mass, extent of facial deformity, and minimal epistaxis and interoperative hemorrhage

  15. Contrast extravasation into an acute spontaneous intracerebral hematoma: multidetector CT angiographic findings and clinical implications

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    Kim, Seong Eun; Yu, Hyeon; Baik, Hye Won; Lee, Hwa Yeon; Kwak, Byung Kook; Lee, Jong Beum; Kim, Yang Soo; Lee, Yong Chul [Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate multidetector row CT (MDCT) angiographic findings and their clinical significance for contrast extravasation into a spontaneous intracerebral hematoma (ICH). MDCT angiographic studies and clinical records of 115 patients with spontaneous ICH were retrospectively reviewed. Cases were divided into two groups according to the presence or absence of contrast extravasation. The cases in the two groups were compared to determine the differences in radiological and clinical findings. The contrast extravasation group was divided into two subgroups according to radiological findings as follows: single or multiple dot-like contrast extravasation (Type A) and beaded-tubular (with or without dot-like extravasation) contrast extravasation (Type B). Contrast extravasation was seen in 38 patients (33%). It was associated with a larger hematoma volume, more frequent intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a shorter time interval from onset to the time of the CT scan, lower Glasgow coma scale (GCS), and a higher mortality rate. Type A and B contrast extravasation were observed in 16 (42%) and 22 (58%) patients, respectively. The rate of IVH and the clinical outcome of patients with Type B showed a significant correlation. Two types of contrast extravasation into an ICH show a significant difference in the rate of IVH and in clinical outcome. Detecting the presence of contrast extravasation and classifying them according to the morphologic patterns are important in predicting a prognosis.

  16. Relationship of plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 and hematoma expansion in acute hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage.

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    Yang, Qingwei; Zhuang, Xiaorong; Peng, Feng; Zheng, Weihong

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    In the present study, we aimed to investigate the relationship of plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and hematoma expansion (HE) in acute hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage (AHCH) (HE-in-AHCH). Patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage, confirmed by head computed tomography (CT) within 12 h of onset, were prospectively collected. Venous blood was sampled within 4 h of the confirmation to determine the serum MMP-9 concentration. The blood pressure and National Institute of Health Stroke Score of the patients were recorded on hospital admission. CT re-scanning was performed within 42-54 h of the first head CT examination or immediately after worsening of the patients' consciousness disorder. The relationship between MMP-9 level and HE was analyzed. A total of 186 patients were included. Of these patients, 41 had HE (22.0%). Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that, in addition to the short interval between onset and the first CT examination, and the irregularity of hematoma shape, increasing MMP-9 level was an independent risk factor for HE-in-AHCH (OR value = 15.65, 95% CI: 5.30-46.15). Moreover, increasing plasma MMP-9 level was identified as an independent risk factor in patients with HE-in-AHCH. PMID:26708160

  17. Spontaneous epidural hematoma of the spine associated with oral anticoagulants: 3 Case Studies

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    Tawk, C.; El Hajj Moussa, M.; Zgheib, R.; Nohra, G.

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    Introduction Spontaneous epidural hematoma of the spine (SEHS) is an extremely rare entity. Patients known to have thrombophilia or on anticoagulant drugs are the most affected. It is generally caused by a rupture of the postero-internal vertebral venous plexus secondary to minor barotrauma such as cough, peridural catheter insertion... Early diagnosis and treatment showed to have the best outcome. Cases report We report 3 cases of spontaneous epidural hematoma in patients treated by acenocoumarol, which occurred without any provocative factor. All 3 patients were treated with decompressive laminectomy. Discussion We described the MRI findings and discussed the spontaneity of the entity. Our present case studies and the review of the literature showed that early diagnosis and management of SEHS can lead to improvement of the neurological state and avoid definitive motor and sensitive deficit. Conclusion This rare entity should be suspected in every acute medullary syndrome with spinal pain, motor and/or sensory deficit. In order to decrease the sequelae, neurologically unstable patients should benefit from early diagnosis and urgent surgical decompression. PMID:26074484

  18. Hemorragia suprarrenal que se manifiesta como hematoma escrotal en el recién nacido: A propósito de un caso / Adrenal hemorrhage presenting as a scrotal hematoma in the newborn: A case report

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    Erbu, Yarci; Sema, Arayici; Fatma, Nur Sari; Fuat, Emre Canpolat; Nurdan, Uras; Ugur, Dilmen.

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    Full Text Available La hemorragia suprarrenal neonatal es poco frecuente. Se presenta en el 0,2% de los recién nacidos. El 10% de los casos son bilaterales. Puede estar asociada a un traumatismo al nacimiento, peso alto al nacer o un curso neonatal complicado por hipoxia, asfixia, hipotensión o coagulopatía. El hematom [...] a escrotal es una manifestación extremadamente rara de la hemorragia suprarrenal neonatal. La mayoría de los pacientes presentan tumefacción escrotal con coloración azulada. En los recién nacidos, la tumefacción escrotal, con o sin coloración azulada, puede deberse a diferentes causas. Comunicamos un caso inusual de hemorragia suprarrenal neonatal secundaria a asfixia perinatal, que se manifestó con un hematoma escrotal. El diagnóstico de hemorragia suprarrenal neonatal y hematoma escrotal fue ecográfico; el tratamiento conservador evitó la exploración quirúrgica innecesaria. Abstract in english Neonatal adrenal hemorrhage is uncommon. It is present in 0,2% of newborns. Ten percent of the cases occur bilaterally. It can be associated with birth trauma, large birth weight, or neonatal course complicated by hypoxia and asphyxia, hypotension, or coagulopathy. Scrotal hematoma is an extremely r [...] are manifestation of NAH. Most patients present scrotal swelling with bluish discolouration. Scrotal swelling with/without bluish discoloration in newborns may result from different causes. We report an unusual case of neonatal adrenal hemorrage secondary to perinatal asphyxia, associated with SH. Neonatal adrenal hemorrhage and scrotal hematoma were diagnosedby ultrasonography and treated by conservative treatment, avoiding unnecessary surgical exploration.

  19. Comparative Effectiveness of Family Problem-Solving Therapy (F-PST) for Adolescent TBI

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    Tbi; Intracranial Edema; Brain Edema; Craniocerebral Trauma; Head Injury; Brain Hemorrhage, Traumatic; Subdural Hematoma; Brain Concussion; Head Injuries, Closed; Epidural Hematoma; Cortical Contusion; Wounds and Injuries; Disorders of Environmental Origin; Trauma, Nervous System; Brain Injuries

  20. Comparison of Different Kinds of Traumatic Head Injury in Children on Computed Tomography

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    Full Text Available Mixed-density convexity subdural hematoma and interhemispheric subdural hematoma suggest nonaccidental head injury. The purpose of this retrospective observational study is to investigate subdural hematoma on noncontrast computed tomography in infants with nonaccidental head injury and to compare these findings in infants with accidental head trauma for whom the date of injury was known. Two blinded, independent observers retrospectively reviewed computed tomography scans with subdural hematoma performed on the day of presentation on 9 infant victims of nonaccidental head injury (mean age: 6.8 months; range: 1-25 months and on 38 infants (mean age: 4.8 months; range: newborn to 34 months with accidental head trauma (birth-related: 19; short fall: 17; motor vehicle accident: 2. Homogeneous hyperdense subdural hematoma was significantly more common in children with accidental head trauma (28 of 38 [74%]; nonaccidental head trauma: 3 of 9 [33%], whereas mixed-density subdural hematoma was significantly more common in cases of nonaccidental head injury (6 of 9 [67%]; accidental head trauma: 7 of 38 [18%]. Twenty-two (79% subdural hematomas were homogeneously hyperdense on noncontrast computed tomography performed within 2 days of accidental head trauma, one (4% was homogeneous and isodense compared to brain tissue, one (4% was homogeneous and hypodense and 4 (14% were mixed-density. There was no statistically significant difference in the proportion of interhemispheric subdural hematoma, epidural hematoma, calvarial fracture, brain contusion, or subarachnoid hemorrhage. Homogeneous hyperdense subdural hematoma is more frequent in cases of accidental head trauma; mixed-density subdural hematoma is more frequent in cases of nonaccidental head injury but may be observed within 48 h of accidental head trauma. Interhemispheric subdural hematoma is not specific for inflicted head injury.

  1. Pancreatite aguda devida a hematoma intramural do duodeno por uso de anticoagulante Acute pancreatitis due to intramural hematoma of the duodenum by use of anticoagulant therapy

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    Samer FARHOUD

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    Full Text Available Racional - A hemorragia intramural espontânea do duodeno causada por complicações da terapêutica anticoagulante é rara e seu tratamento controverso. Objetivo -- Apresentar a experiência advinda do tratamento de doente com essa condição clínica. Relato do caso - Expõe-se o caso de uma mulher de 71 anos de idade, que há 3 meses fazia uso de anticoagulante oral para tratamento de trombose venosa profunda dos membros inferiores. Apresentou-se com cefaléia e dores abdominais intensas no andar superior do abdome, associadas a náuseas e vômitos. Os exames laboratoriais e de imagem comprovaram o diagnóstico de surto agudo de pancreatite, decorrente de hematoma intramural de duodeno. Os valores de protrombina (49,7 s e o sangramento de tecidos moles cervicais e urinário, sugeriam complicação da terapêutica anticoagulante. Resultados - A terapêutica conservadora foi efetiva, tendo a doente recebido alta, assintomática, no 10º dia de internação. Conclusão - É recomendado o emprego do anticoagulante em doses menores nos doentes de risco e adequado controle dos parâmetros da coagulação. Acredita-se ser ideal a conduta conservadora e recomenda-se a cirurgia somente nos casos que evoluem com complicações.Background - Spontaneous intramural hemorrhage of the duodenum due to anticoagulant therapy is rare and the treatment is controversial. Objective - To present the acquired knowledge with the treatment of these disease. Case report - A 71-year-old women receiving for a 3 month period an anticoagulant therapy presented cervical bleeding of soft tissues and symptoms of acute pancreatitis and high small bowel obstruction. Early noninvasive diagnosis by computed tomographic scan was possible and conservative therapy proved successful in complete resolution of the pancreatitis and obstructive symptoms, with resumption of oral intake in the fourth day of treatment. The frequency of bleeding in high risk patients during warfarin therapy is reduced by less intense therapy, achieving a prothrombin time with an International Normalized Ratio of 2,0 to 3,0. Results -- The use of conservative treatment was helpful and the patient was discharged asymptomatic, 10 days after admission. Conclusion -- It is suggested conservative treatment for intramural hematoma of the duodenum and recommended laparotomy only when complications occur.

  2. Antiplatelet therapies are associated with hematoma enlargement and increased mortality in intracranial hemorrhage / El tratamiento antiagregante se asocia a un aumento del tamaño del hematoma y de la mortalidad en la hemorragia intracraneal

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    J.H. de, Gea-García; M., Fernández-Vivas; R., Núñez-Ruiz; M., Rubio-Alonso; I., Villegas; M., Martínez-Fresneda.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Con el envejecimiento progresivo de la población cada es más frecuente la toma de fármacos antiagregantes para el tratamiento o la prevención de las enfermedades vasculares. El beneficio, en ocasiones, está contrarrestado por el riesgo de hemorragias, especialmente la hemorragia intracrane [...] al (HIC). Nuestro objetivo fue determinar si el tratamiento antiagregante (TAG) provoca un aumento del tamaño del hematoma y de mortalidad en la HIC. Diseño: Estudio de cohortes prospectivo y observacional. Ámbito: Unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI) del Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia). Pacientes: Estudiamos a 156 pacientes que ingresaron por HIC no traumática entre Enero de 2006 y Agosto de 2008. Intervenciones: Ninguna. Principales variables: Se recogieron datos demográficos, antecedentes personales, parámetros clínicos y analíticos, así como, el volumen del hematoma al ingreso y a las 24 horas, además de la mortalidad. Resultados: Entre los pacientes estudiados, 37 (24%) tomaban TAG. Los antiagregados eran de mayor edad (69±11 vs 60±15 años, p=0,001) y con mayor frecuencia diabéticos (38 vs 15%, p=0,003). No hubo diferencias en el volumen del hematoma al ingreso entre los dos grupos pero este fue significativamente mayor a las 24 horas en los antiagregados (66.7 [IQR 42-110] vs 27 [4.4-64.6] cm³, p=0.03), independientemente de si fueron intervenidos o no. Además, el volumen del hematoma creció en más de un 33% en los antiagregados (69 vs 33%, p=0,002) y el TAG fue el único predictor significativo del crecimiento del hematoma. Los pacientes antiagregados también presentaron una mayor mortalidad durante su estancia en la UCI (78 vs 45%, p Abstract in english Objective: Antiplatelet therapy (AT) is increasingly used for treating or preventing vascular diseases, especially as a consequence of population aging. However, the risks may sometimes outweigh the benefits, mostly in relation to intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Our aim was to determine whether AT is [...] associated with hematoma enlargement and increased mortality in ICH. Design: A prospective, observational cohort study. Setting: The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Arrixaca University Hospital (Murcia, Spain). Patients: We studied 156 patients admitted with non-traumatic ICH between January 2006 and August 2008. Interventions: None. Main variables: Demographic data, medical history and clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded, along with hematoma volume upon admission and after 24h, and mortality. Results: A total of 37 patients (24%) received AT. These subjects were older (69±11 vs. 60±15 years, p=0.001) and more frequently diabetic (38% vs. 15%, p=0.003) than those without AT. We detected no difference in hematoma volume upon admission between the two groups, though the volume was significantly greater after 24h in the AT group (66.7 [IQR 42-110] vs. 27 [4.4-64.6]cm³, p=0.03), irrespective of surgical intervention. Moreover, hematoma volume increased by more than a third in AT-users (69% vs. 33%, p=0.002), and AT was the only significant predictor of hematoma enlargement. Patients on AT also had higher mortality during their ICU stay (78% vs. 45%, p

  3. Chronic pancreatitis

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    Chronic pancreatitis is characterised by long-standing inflammation of the pancreas owing to a wide variety of causes, including recurrent acute attacks of pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis affects 3–9 people in 100,000; 70% of cases are alcohol-induced.

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    Kocher, Hemant M.; Kadaba, Raghu

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    Chronic pancreatitis is characterised by long-standing inflammation of the pancreas due to a wide variety of causes, including recurrent acute attacks of pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis affects between 3 and 9 people in 100,000; 70% of cases are alcohol-induced.

  5. Postsurgical Pathologies Associated with Intradural Electrical Stimulation in the Central Nervous System: Design Implications for a New Clinical Device

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    Gibson-Corley, Katherine N.; Flouty, Oliver; Oya, Hiroyuki; Gillies, George T.; Howard, Matthew A.

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    Spinal cord stimulation has been utilized for decades in the treatment of numerous conditions such as failed back surgery and phantom limb syndromes, arachnoiditis, cancer pain, and others. The placement of the stimulating electrode array was originally subdural but, to minimize surgical complexity and reduce the risk of certain postsurgical complications, it became exclusively epidural eventually. Here we review the relevant clinical and experimental pathologic findings, including spinal cord compression, infection, hematoma formation, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, chronic fibrosis, and stimulation-induced neurotoxicity, associated with the early approaches to subdural electrical stimulation of the central nervous system, and the spinal cord in particular. These findings may help optimize the safety and efficacy of a new approach to subdural spinal cord stimulation now under development. PMID:24800260

  6. Vascular lesions of the lumbar epidural space: magnetic resonance imaging features of epidural cavernous hemangioma and epidural hematoma

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    Full Text Available The authors report the magnetic resonance imaging diagnostic features in two cases with respectively lumbar epidural hematoma and cavernous hemangioma of the lumbar epidural space. Enhanced MRI T1-weighted scans show a hyperintense signal rim surrounding the vascular lesion. Non-enhanced T2-weighted scans showed hyperintense signal.

  7. Achalasia combined with esophageal intramural hematoma: Case report and literature review

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    Yin-Yi Chu, Kai-Feng Sung, Soh-Ching Ng, Hao-Tsai Cheng, Cheng-Tang Chiu

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    Full Text Available A 62-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital due to severe chest pain, odynophagia, and hematemesis. Chest computed tomography showed an esophageal submucosal tumor. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD revealed a longitudinal purplish bulging tumor of the esophagus. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS showed a mixed echoic tumor with partial liquefaction from the submucosal layer. The patient was diagnosed with esophageal intramural hematoma as well as achalasia by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, esophagography and esophageal manometry. The patient was managed conservatively with intravenous nutrition, and oral feeding was discontinued. Follow-up EGD and EUS showed complete recovery of the esophageal wall, and finally, the patient underwent endoscopic dilatation for achalasia. The patient was symptom free at the time when we wrote this manuscript.

  8. Isolated crural hematoma mimicking retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy, a unique sign of traumatic diaphragmatic rupture: a case report.

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    Jha, Abhishek; Ahmad, Ibne; Gupta, Prakhar; Gupta, Gagan; Ahmad, Mehtab; Said, Mohd

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    Diaphragmatic injury following blunt thoracoabdominal trauma is rare and is usually associated with key radiological features like dependent viscera sign, collar sign, diaphragmatic thickening and defects. It may also be associated with secondary signs like intrathoracic herniation of abdominal viscera. Diaphragmatic crura, which are attached to the upper lumbar vertebra represent prominently thickened folds along the posterior diaphragm, are usually inconspicuous on routine Computed Tomography (CT) scans. We present a case of a young patient who sustained a motor vehicle accident and developed difficulty in breathing. CT scan of the patient revealed bilateral crural hematomas, with splenic and renal lacerations and no other sign of diaphragmatic injury. The patient was operated and blunt diaphragmatic rupture was confirmed at surgery. PMID:25337318

  9. Isolated Crural Hematoma Mimicking Retroperitoneal Lymphadenopathy, A Unique Sign of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture: A Case Report

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    Abhishek Jha

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    Full Text Available Diaphragmatic injury following blunt thoracoabdominal trauma is rare and is usually associated with key radiological features like dependent viscera sign, collar sign, diaphragmatic thickening and defects. It may also be associated with secondary signs like intrathoracic herniation of abdominal viscera. Diaphragmatic crura, which are attached to the upper lumbar vertebra represent prominently thickened folds along the posterior diaphragm, are usually inconspicuous on routine Computed Tomography (CT scans. We present a case of a young patient who sustained a motor vehicle accident and developed difficulty in breathing. CT scan of the patient revealed bilateral crural hematomas, with splenic and renal lacerations and no other sign of diaphragmatic injury. The patient was operated and blunt diaphragmatic rupture was confirmed at surgery.

  10. A review of spontaneous intracranial extradural hematoma in sickle-cell disease.

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    Hettige, Samantha; Sofela, Agbolahan; Bassi, Sanj; Chandler, Chris

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    Sickle-cell disease is common among patients of Afro-Caribbean origin. Though it can precipitate neurological conditions, it only rarely causes neurosurgical problems, with very few reported cases. We describe the case of a 7-year-old girl with a background of sickle-cell disease (SCD) brought into an acute neurosurgical unit in extremis, signs of a raised ICP, and with no history of recent trauma. Following further investigations, an acute drop in the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels were noted, with the cause of her presentation being attributed to a sickling crisis causing skull convexity infarction and resulting in spontaneous bilateral extradural hematomas requiring emergency evacuation. We review the current literature and propose the pathophysiological mechanism behind this phenomenon. PMID:26374442

  11. Chronic Pain

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    ... Hope Through Research Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Chronic Pain? Is there ... NIDCR) National Institutes of Health, DHHS 31 Center Drive, Room 5B-55 Bethesda, MD 20892 nidcrinfo@mail. ...

  12. Chronic Diarrhea

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    ... Diseases Hygiene Challenges and Resources Hygiene-related Diseases Athlete's Food (tinea pedis) Body Lice Chronic Diarrhea Tooth ... CDC Jobs Funding LEGAL Policies Privacy FOIA No Fear Act OIG 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta , GA 30329- ...

  13. Chronic Pericarditis

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    ... Abbreviations Weights & Measures View Professional Version English Deutsch Japanese Espaniol Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, ... chronic constrictive pericarditis, restriction of salt in the diet and diuretics (drugs that increase the excretion of ...

  14. Chronic Meningitis

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    ... AIDS or who take drugs that suppress the immune system. Less commonly, chronic meningitis is caused by other bacteria (such as those that cause syphilis), other fungi, or parasites such as the protozoa Toxoplasmosis gondii (usually in ...

  15. Hematomas renales postlitotricia extracorpórea en 324 sesiones consecutivas con el litotritor DOLI - S: incidencia, características, análisis multifactorial y revisión / Renal hematoma after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in a series of 324 consecutive sessions with the DOLI-S lithotripter: incidents, characteristics, multifactorial analysis and review

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    Rodolfo, Orozco Fariñas; José Ignacio, Iglesias Prieto; Jorge, Massarrah Halabi; José Mª, Mancebo Gómez; Enrique, Perez-Castro Ellendt.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de los hematomas renales postlitotricia en nuestra unidad, la incidencia de los sintomáticos y/o progresivos, el comportamiento clínico, el manejo de los mismos, así como los factores potencialmente influyentes sobre dichos aspectos. Método: Estudio observacional [...] prospectivo en el que analizamos diversos parámetros integrados en nuestra base de datos a partir de hojas recopilatorias confeccionadas en 314 pacientes sometidos a litotricia sobre 324 unidades renales en igual número de sesiones. Para el análisis estadístico se utilizó el paquete SPSS 15.0 con la asesoría de especialistas en bioestadística. Para el diagnóstico de los hematomas se utilizaron datos clínicos (interrogatorio y exploración física), hematológicos y ecográficos, estos últimos en casos aislados complementados con TAC, se realizó seguimiento mediante contacto telefónico con los pacientes durante un periodo de tiempo comprendido entre los 7 y los 19 meses después de la litotricia. Resultados: La prevalencia de hematomas fue del 13% pero sólo el 6,2 % fueron sintomáticos, la incidencia acumulada de hematomas de evolución progresiva fue de el 2,16 % y en el 0,92 % de las litotricias se requirió transfusión sanguínea a causa de los hematomas, lo que representó el 7,14% de estos. Los factores estadísticamente asociados a la incidencia de hematomas fueron el número de onda (superior a 2300), la energía total (a partir de 150J), el KV (a partir de 17,5), la microhematuria preoperatoria, la hipertensión perioperatoria, la litiasis de cistina, el hidrocáliz, la localización calicial del cálculo, (principalmente inferior), la asociación de cardiopatía isquémica con hipertensión arterial, (HTA) o hepatopatías, las hepatopatías crónicas "per se", la elevación de transaminasas, el uso habitual de antiagregantes plaquetarios y AINEs (sobre todo con pauta previa de heparina fraccionada para la progresión de los hematomas) y la combinación de estos con HTA pre-operatoria (para los hematomas síntomáticos), así como la presencia de litiasis múltiple tratadas en la misma sesión, encontrándose grados de asociación diferentes para los distintos subgrupos de hematomas establecidos. Se observó diferencias en el comportamiento clínico de los tipos de hematomas (subcapsular y perirrenal) y el 12 % de los pacientes con hematomas permanecieron sintomáticos entre 2 y 6 meses después. Conclusiones: El hematoma renal postlitotricia es mas frecuente de lo que creemos; su magnitud y evolución variables dependen de múltiples factores, algunos de los cuales tienen mayor peso específico (hepatopatías, comportamiento de la tensión arterial perioperatoria y uso habitual de fármacos antiagregantes con necesidad de heparina fraccionada perioperatoria), lo que dió lugar a pacientes con mayor riesgo de presentar hematomas cuando concurrieron 3 o mas de los factores relacionados encontrados en la presente serie. Los hematomas subcapsulares y los perirrenales difieren en su comportamiento clínico. Los hematomas con diámetros ecográficos iniciales igual o mayores de 4 cm fueron mas propensos a la progresión. El riesgo de expresión sintomática o de progresión de un hematoma se evidenció en los primeros cinco días postlitotricia aún cuando permanecieran asintomáticos o estables clínica e imagenológicamente en las primeras 24 hrs., todo lo cual aconseja un seguimiento cuidadoso y reposo físico relativo durante la primera semana en los pacientes con mayor riesgo, y considerar el reposo al menos cinco días en todos los pacientes tratados, entre otras medidas. El dolor lumbar puede persistir hasta seis meses en algunos pacientes después de padecer un hematoma postlitotricia clínicamente significativo. Abstract in english Objectives: The objective is to know the prevalence of renal hematoma after lithotripsy in our unit, as well as the incidence of symptomatic and/or progressive hematomas, their clinical behavior and management, and also the factors potentially

  16. Hidrocefalo com pressão normal e hematoma cerebelar: registro de um caso com necropsia Normal pressure hydrocephalus and spontaneous cerebellar hemorrhage: report of an autopsied case

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    Os autores apresentam o caso de um paciente com hidrocefalia normotensa na vigência de doença hipertensiva, ambas confirmadas pela autopsia que, adicionalmente, revelou um hematoma cerebelar esquerdo. Uma discussão é empreendida em torno de vários aspectos da hidrocefalia com pressão normal e do hematoma cerebelar.The authors report the case of a 64-year-old man who presented normal pressure hydrocephalus in the course of hypertensive and arteriosclerotic vas-culopathy confirmed by postmortem...

  17. Clinical features of the head injury caused by child abuse in infants

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    The diagnosis and managements of the head injury in battered children are greatly complicated by medical history and the mechanisms of injury. In the present study, we evaluated the clinical features of the head injury in battered children. Clinical signs and symptoms, the mechanisms of injury, intracranial pathology, and prognosis of 25 battered children with head injury treated between 1984 and 2003 were retrospectively analyzed. The age of 25 children was between 1 month and 2 years old. The average of the ages was 7 months old. In 68% of 25 patients, the age was 6 months or less. The medical history of head injury was unclear in 16 children. The chief complains were disturbance of consciousness, convulsion, vomiting and hypothermia. Retinal hemorrhages were recognized in 88% of the patients and these were bilateral in 68%. Acute subdural hematomas (19 cases) and chronic subdural hematomas (6 cases) were shown on CTs or MRIs. In four cases, cerebral contusions were complicated as intracranial pathology. In 44% of the patients, the hypoxic-ischemic injury was confirmed on CTs or MRIs. Fractures of limbs and ribs were recognized on skeletal survey in 40% of the patients. 71% of 17 survival cases had moderate or severe psychomotor disabilities at the end of follow-up periods. In children under 2 years of age with subdural hematomas, clinical investigations other than CT and MRI, included ophthalmoscopy by ophthalmologist and skeletal survey, are crucial and mandatory for early diagnosis of the child abuse. (author)

  18. Vital Life-Threatening Hematoma after Implant Insertion in the Anterior Mandible: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Schiegnitz, Eik; Moergel, Maximilian; Wagner, Wilfried

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    Dental implant insertion is considered a safe and reliable surgical procedure and severe complications are seldom reported. However, we present a case of a 52-year-old patient who attended our Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz, with spreading hematoma in the floor of the mouth and acute airway obstruction after insertion of a dental implant in the anterior mandible. The hematoma was removed and submentally drained by a silicon drainage. However, the progressive swelling of the tongue and the floor of the mouth necessitated a temporary tracheotomy for three days. The review of the literature summarizes guidelines for prevention and management of this life-threatening complication.

  19. Monitoreo de presión intracraneana: infección y otras complicaciones con el uso de K-30® subdural y fibra óptica intraparenquimatosa

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    Javier L., Gardella; Martín, Guevara; Cynthia, Purves; Carolina, Moughty Cueto.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar las complicaciones en la utilización de trasductores de presión intracraneana (PIC) K-30® subdurales (KS) y fibrasópticas intraparenquimatosas (FO). Método. En un estudio estadístico descriptivo y retrospectivo se revisaron las historias clínicas de los pacientes que ingresaron a T [...] erapia Intensiva del Hospital "Juan A Fernández" (junio 1993 - febrero 2003) y requirieron monitoreo de PIC. Los datos fueron procesados con el programa STATA 6.0. Resultados. Se efectuaron 252 monitoreos en 191 pacientes; 71 monitores fueron FO y 181 fueron SK; 188 fueron catéteres únicos y 64 recambios. Los motivos de recambio fueron: arrancamiento, error de lectura, deterioro neurológico y colocación > 5 días. El arrancamiento ocurrió en 13 casos (12 KS y 1 FO); error de lectura o falla técnica en 33 casos (20 KS y 13 FO); fístula de LCR en 9 casos (7 KS y 2 FO). Sólo en un caso de los que presentaron fístula se constató cultivo de LCR positivo. (En 6 casos el recambio se debió a deterioro neurológico. Recambio por monitoreo > 5 días ocurrió en 12). Período de monitorización: 1-15 días. La permanencia del monitor en pacientes con catéteres sin infección fue de 3,62 días y en pacientes con infección: 4,67 días. En 29 casos se comprobó infección (10 FO y 19 KS). No fue significativa la diferencia entre edad, sexo, Glasgow al ingreso y cirugía a cielo abierto cuando se lo relacionó con infección y tipo de monitor. Fue significativa la incidencia de infección en los pacientes reoperados. Conclusión. Técnicamente el monitoreo PIC con KS subdural demostró ser un método confiable. La incidencia de complicaciones, en particular la infecciosa, con sistema KS fue similar a las observadas con FO. Abstract in english Objective: To evaluate the complications between to types of intracranial pressure monitoring devices: subdural K-30® (SK) and intraparenchymal fiber optic (FO). Method: In this descriptive retrospective study we reviewed the clinical records of those patients who were admitted to the Intensive Care [...] Unit of the Hospital "Juan A. Fernández" (June 1993-February 2003) and required intracranial pressure monitoring. We processed the data with the STATA 6.0 programme. Results: We inserted 252 monitors in 191 patients: 71 FO and 181 SK; 188 were primary and 64 were secondary procedures. The causes of removal were: dislocation of the device, technical failure, neurological deterioration and permanence longer than 5 days. Dislocation occurred in 13 cases (12 SK, 1 FO), technical failure was observed in 33 cases (20 SK, 13 FO). We observed cerebrospinal fluid fistula (CSF) in 9 cases (7 SK , 2 FO). Only 1 case that presented with fistula had a positive CSF culture with a non typified germen. In 6 cases the change of the catheter was due to neurological deterioration. Changing due to permanence longer than 5 days occurred in 12 cases. The period of monitorization was 1-15 days (median: 3 days). The permanence of the catheter in non infected patients was 3.62±3.22 days and on infected patients was 4.67±2.30 days. On 29 cases we observed infection, 10 FO and 19 SK (NS p). It was not significant the difference between age, sex, Glasgow and surgery when related to infection and type of device. It was significant the rate of infection in patients that had to be reoperated. Conclusion: From a technical point of view monitorization of the intracranial pressure using SK proved to be reliable. In our experience the rate of complications between the SK was similar to those observed with FO.

  20. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)

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    CML; Chronic myeloid leukemia; Chronic granulocytic leukemia; Leukemia - chronic granulocytic ... nuclear disaster. It takes many years to develop leukemia from radiation exposure. Most people treated for cancer ...

  1. Epidural hematoma occurred by massive bleeding intraoperatively in cesarean section after combined spinal epidural anesthesia -A case report-

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    Chung, Ji-Hyun; Hwang, Jinhwan; Cha, Seung-Cheol; Jung, Taehyeng; Woo, Seong Chang

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    We describe a case of acute lumbar epidural hematoma at the L2-3 level complicated by paraplegia, which occurred after coagulation disorder because of massive bleeding intraoperatively in cesarean section. The preoperative coagulation laboratory finding was in normal range and so we tried combined spinal epidural anesthesia. Uterine atony occurred in the operation, and there was persistant bleeding during and after the operation. After the operation, she complained of paresthesia on her both ...

  2. Experimental facility control system for optical studies in the frame of problem solving of brain hematoma diagnostics

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    Novoseltseva, A.; Aristov, A.; Timchenko, K.

    2015-10-01

    The article describes a system to control a unit moving to find the dependence of the photodetectors signals from the distance to the hematoma. It considers existing devices that operate in accordance with the principle of near infrared spectroscopy and reveals their limitations the illuminations of which are our key objective. The limitations of the designed unit are described and possible ways of upgrading the system are outlined.

  3. Arterial embolization of an extrapleural hematoma from a dislocated fracture of the lumbar spine: a case report

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background We present a report of a blunt-trauma patient who developed an atypical extrapleural hematoma with hemodynamic instability following a dislocation fracture of the first lumbar vertebra. We successfully treated her with arterial embolization (AE of the lumbar and intercostal arteries. Case report The patient, a 74-year-old woman, was injured in a traffic accident. At the scene of the accident, she was found to be alert, and her hemodynamic condition was stable. She arrived at our hospital complaining of lumbago. A thoracoabdominal computed tomography (CT scan with contrast enhancement showed a dislocation fracture of the first lumbar vertebra along with paravertebral and retroperitoneal hematomas. Therefore, we managed the patient conservatively with bed rest. However, 3 h after admission, her blood pressure suddenly decreased. A repeated thoracoabdominal CT scan showed enlargement of the right retroperitoneal hematoma with extravasation of the contrast medium into the right extrapleural space. Angiography was immediately performed, showing extravasation of the contrast media from the right intercostal (Th12 and lumbar arteries (L1. After arterial embolization (AE with gelatin-sponge particles, extravasation of the contrast medium ceased, and the patient's hemodynamic condition stabilized without massive fluid resuscitation. Conclusion The extrapleural hematoma reduced in size after AE, and almost disappeared on the 14th day of hospitalization. The lumbar spinal fracture was successfully repaired on day 16, and the patient was kept in the hospital to recuperate. We believe that AE is effective for the management of intractable bleeding following fractures of the spine.

  4. Mechanism of brain damaging by rapid evacuation decompression of epidural hematoma explored with dynamic brain SPECT imaging

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    Objective: To explore the value of dynamic brain SPECT imaging in clarifying the major mechanism of obstinate brain edema following evacuation of epidural hematoma. Methods: The dynamic brain SPECT imaging was performed on New Zealand rabbit model of epidural hematoma. The changes of their intracellular [Ca2+], and brain tissue water content were measured, and the correlation between them was analyzed. Results: It is showed that the severe hypoperfusion occurred on compressing parietal lobe for 30 min and hyper-reperfusion occurred 10 min after decompression on dynamic brain SPECT imaging and on its time-radioactivity curve. [Ca2+] increased remarkably after being pressed. There was a short-term decreasing following decompression and then increased gradually reaching the peak at 24 h. The correlation between [Ca2+] and brain tissue water content was with magnificent value (r=0.469, P<0.01). Conclusions: These findings indicate there exists severe reperfusion injury, which is the major mechanism of obstinate brain edema after evacuation of epidural hematoma. The dynamic brain SPECT imaging can show the image evidence of reperfusion clearly and non-invasively. (authors)

  5. Chronic pain - resources

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    Pain - resources; Resources - chronic pain ... The following organizations are good resources for information on chronic pain: American Chronic Pain Association -- www.theacpa.org National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association -- www.fmcpaware.org ...

  6. Chronic Pancreatitis in Children

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    ... Children/Pediatric > Chronic Pancreatitis in Children test Chronic Pancreatitis in Children What symptoms would my child have? ... will develop diabetes in adolescence. Who gets chronic pancreatitis? Those at risk for chronic pancreatitis are children ...

  7. Employees with Chronic Pain

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    ... Home | Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Chronic Pain By Beth Loy, Ph.D. Preface Introduction Information ... at http://AskJAN.org/soar. Information about Chronic Pain How prevalent is chronic pain? Chronic pain has ...

  8. Chronic Diarrhea in Children

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    ... 341 KB)????? Alternate Language URL Chronic Diarrhea in Children Page Content On this page: What is chronic ... about Diarrhea [ Top ] What causes chronic diarrhea in children? Many diseases and disorders can cause chronic diarrhea ...

  9. Chronic motor tic disorder

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    Chronic vocal tic disorder; Tic - chronic motor tic disorder ... Chronic motor tic disorder is more common than Tourette syndrome . Chronic tics may be forms of Tourette syndrome. Tics usually start ...

  10. Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia

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    ... with essential thrombocythemia or primary myelofibrosis. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a disease in which ... other problems related to essential thrombocythemia. Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia Chronic neutrophilic leukemia is a disease in which ...

  11. Lack of evidence for a causal relationship between hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and subdural hemorrhage in fetal life, infancy, and early childhood

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    Byard, Roger W; Blumbergs, Peter

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    It has been asserted that hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) with cerebral swelling in the absence of marked trauma may be responsible for subural hemorrhage in the young. As this may have considerable implications in determining both the mechanism of death and the degree of force required to cause injury in certain cases of inflicted head injury in infancy, clarification is required. A retrospective study of 82 fetuses, infants, and toddlers with proven HIE and no trauma was undertaken from forensic institutes in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, and the United States. The age range was 35 weeks gestation to 3 years, with a male to female ratio of 2:1. All cases had histologically confirmed HIE. Causes of the hypoxic episodes were temporarily resuscitated sudden infant death syndrome with delayed death (N = 30), drowning (N = 12), accidental asphyxia (N = 10), intrauterine/delivery asphyxia (N = 8), congenital disease (N = 6), aspiration of food/gastric contents (N = 4), inflicted asphyxia (N = 3), epilepsy (N = 1), dehydration (N = 1), drug toxicity (N = 1), complications of prematurity (N = 1), and complications of anesthesia (N = 1). The initiating event was not determined in 4 instances. In no case was there macroscopic evidence of subdural hemorrhage. In this study no support could be given to the hypothesis that HIE in the young in the absence of trauma causes subdural hemorrhage.

  12. A new minimally invasive tubular brain retractor system for surgery of deep intracerebral hematoma

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    Yadav Yad

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Access to deep-seated brain lesions with traditional fixed and rigid brain retractors can be difficult without causing significant trauma to the surrounding brain. Tubular retractors offer an advantage of low retracting pressure. We developed a new inexpensive and simple tubular retractor which requires very small cortisectomy. The new tubular retractor was made up of silicone with inner diameter of 15, 18 and 23 mm and outer diameter of 17, 20 and 25 mm, respectively. This tube (1 mm thick was cut in longitudinal direction. It was folded to make a small-diameter tube so that it could be introduced through a small cortisectomy. Margins of cortisectomy were gently and slowly retracted by Killian nasal speculum. Folded retractor, held by tissue forceps, was introduced inside the opened Killian nasal speculum. Tissue forceps and nasal speculum were removed leaving tubular retractor in place, which comes back to its normal tubular configuration after release. Surgery was performed using rigid Karl Storz 0° telescope (30 cm long and 4 mm in diameter or microscope. Near-total removals of intracerebral hematomas, 37 hypertensive and 3 traumatic, was done using this retractor without any complication.

  13. Paradigms for subdural grids' implantation in patients with refractory epilepsy Paradigmas para implante de placas subdurais em pacientes com epilepsia refratária

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    ARTHUR CUKIERT

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available RATIONALE: The need for invasive monitoring in patients with refractory epilepsy has been greatly reduced by the introduction of new technologies such as PET, SPECT and MRI in the clinical practice. On the other hand, 10 to 30% of the patients with refractory epilepsy have non-localizatory non-invasive preoperative work-up results. This paper reports on the paradigms for subdural electrodes implantation in patients with different refractory epileptic syndromes. METHODS: Twenty-nine adult refractory epileptic patients were studied. Patients were divided into five different epileptic syndromes that represented the majority of the patients who needed invasive recordings: bitemporal (Group I; n=16 , bi-frontal-mesial (Group II, n=5, hemispheric (Group III; n=2, anterior quadrant (Group IV; n=3 and posterior quadrant (Group V; n=3. All of them were submitted to extensive subdural electrodes' implantation (from 64 to 160 contacts covering all the cortical surface potentially involved in epileptogenesis under general anesthesia. Results: All patients tolerated well the procedure. There was no sign or symptom of intracranial hypertension except for headache in 22 patients. In all except one Group II patient, prolonged electrocorticographic monitoring using the described subdural cortical coverage patterns was able to define a focal area amenable for resection. In all Groups II-V patients cortical stimulation was able to adequately map the rolandic and speach areas as necessary. CONCLUSION: Despite recent technological advances invasive neurophysiological studies are still necessary in some patients with refractory epilepsy. The standardization of the paradigms for subdural implantation coupled to the study of homogeneous patients' populations as defined by MRI will certainly lead to a better understanding of the pathophysiology involved in such cases and an improved surgical outcome.INTRODUÇÃO: O advento de novas tecnologias de imagem tais como o PET, SPECT e RM diminuíram em muito a necessidade da utilização de eletrodos invasivos na investigação pré-operatória de pacientes epilépticos. No entanto, 10 a 30% dos pacientes com epilepsias refratárias ainda possuem investigação não-invasiva inconclusiva. Este estudo relata nossos paradigmas para o implante de eletrodos subdurais nesta população de epilépticos refratários. MÉTODOS: Vinte e nove pacientes portadores de epilepsias refratárias foram estudados. Eles foram divididos em 5 grupos de síndromes epilépticas que incluíam a maioria dos pacientes submetidos a implantes: bitemporais (grupo I; n=16, bifrontomesiais (grupo II; n=5, hemisféricos (grupo III; n=2, quadrante anterior (grupo IV; n=3 e quadrante posterior (grupo V; n=3. Todos foram submetidos a extensos implantes subdurais (de 64 a 160 contatos cobrindo todo o córtex potencialmente epileptogênico, sob anestesia geral. RESULTADOS: Todos pacientes toleraram bem o procedimento. Vinte e dois pacientes referiram cefaléia. Não houve outro sinal ou sintoma sugestivo de hipertensão intracraniana. Com exceção de um paciente do grupo II, a monitorização eletrocorticográfica crônica foi capaz de definir uma área focal própria para a ressecção cortical. A estimulação cortical foi capaz de mapear as áreas eloquentes necessárias em todos os pacientes dos grupos II a V. CONCLUSÃO: Alguns pacientes com epilepsia refratária ainda necessitam de avaliação invasiva apesar dos avanços nos métodos diagnósticos pré-operatórios. A padronização dos paradigmas para implante subdural destes pacientes bem como o estudo de populações homogêneas de pacientes definidas por RM levará a melhor compreensão da fisiopatologia envolvida nestes casos bem como a melhores resultados cirúrgicos.

  14. Chronic coughing

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    Chronic coughing was acknowledged to result from pathological state of the respiratory organs. Cardiac diseases could be accompanied by coughing as well. It was recommended to perform x-ray examinations, including biomedical radiography of the chest, computerized tomography, scintiscanning with 67Ga-citrate, bronchi examination in order to exclude heart disease. The complex examination permitted to detect localization and type of the changes in the lungs and mediastinum, to distinguish benign tumor from malignant one

  15. Results of surgery in patients with bilateral independent temporal lobe spiking (BITLS) with normal MRI or bilateral mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) investigated with bilateral subdural grids / Resultados cirúrgicos em pacientes com descargas bilaterais independentes do lobo temporal (DBILT) e ressonância magnética normal ou com esclerose mesial bilateral investigados com implante bilateral de grades subdurais

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    ARTHUR, CUKIERT; ALCIONE, SOUSA; ELCIO, MACHADO; JOSE AUGUSTO, BURATINI; CASSIO, FORSTER; MEIRE, ARGENTONI.

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A introdução de novas tecnologias na prática clínica tem diminuído em muito a necessidade do estudo com eletrodos invasivos em pacientes epilépticos refratários. Por outro lado, alguns pacientes com epilepsia do lobo temporal ainda possuem exames de imagem normais ou com lesões potencial [...] mente epileptogênicas bilaterais. Este estudo relata os resultados da neurofisiologia invasiva e da cirurgia neste grupo de pacientes. MÉTODOS: Dezesseis pacientes foram estudados. Onze possuíam RM normal (grupo I) e 5 esclerose mesial bilateral (grupo II). Todos possuíam DBILT e crises não-localizatórias após vídeo-monitorização. Todos foram implantados bilateralmente com placas subdurais de 32 contatos cada. Eles foram submetidos a córtico-amigdalo-hipocampectomia do lado definido pela neurofisiologia invasiva. RESULTADO: No grupo I, as crises originaram-se em somente um lado em 9 pacientes. Em 9 pacientes, as crises iniciavam-se em um lado, espraiando-se para os contatos ipsilaterais e a seguir contralateralmente. Por outro lado, em 2 pacientes do grupo I, as crises iniciavam-se na superfície mesial de um lado e espraiava-se inicialmente para a superfície mesial e neocórtex contralaterais, antes de invadir outros contatos ipsilaterais. Todos os pacientes do grupo II possuíam crises iniciando-se na região mesial. Oito pacientes do grupo I estão sem crises e 3 encontram-se na classificação de Engel II. Oitenta por cento dos pacientes do grupo II estão sem crises após a cirurgia e um paciente encontra-se em Engel II. CONCLUSÃO: Bons resultados cirúrgicos podem ser obtidos em pacientes com DBILT. Pacientes com RM normal parecem ter prognóstico pior quando comparados com aqueles com esclerose mesial unilateral ou mesmo bilateral. Extensa cobertura subdural é necessária para o estudo invasivo de pacientes com RM normal. Abstract in english PURPOSE: The introduction of new technologies in the clinical practice have greatly decreased the number of patients submitted to invasive recordings. On the other hand, some patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy have normal MR scans or bilateral potentially epileptogenic lesions. This pap [...] er reports the results of invasive neurophysiology and surgical outcome in such patients. METHOD: Sixteen patients were studied. Eleven had normal MRI (Group I) and five had bilateral mesial temporal sclerosis (Group II). All patients had BITLS and non-localizatory seizures on video-EEG monitoring. All patients were implanted bilaterally with 32-contacts subdural grids. They were submitted to a cortico-amygdalo-total hippocampectomy at the side defined by chronic electrocorticography (ECoG). RESULTS: In Group I, seizures came from a single side in nine patients. In nine patients, seizures started at one side, spread to the ipsolateral contacts and contralaterally afterwards. On the other hand, in two Group I patients seizures started in one mesial region and spread to the contralateral parahippocampus and neocortex before spreading to ipsolateral contacts. All patients in Group II had seizures starting unilaterally with focal EcoG onset in the mesial regions. Eight Group I patients are seizure-free and three are in Engel's class II. Eighty percent of Group II patients are seizure-free after surgery and one patient is in Engel's class II. CONCLUSION: Good surgical results can be obtained in patients with BITLS. Patients with normal MRI seem to have a worse prognosis when compared to patients with unilateral or even bilateral MTS. Extensive subdural coverage is essential in patients with normal MRI.

  16. Hematoma retroesofágico com grave disfagia após estreptoquinase para tratamento da trombose venosa axilo-subclávia / Severe dysfagia due to retroesophageal hematoma after thrombolytic therapy for right axillosubclavian vein thrombosis

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    Antonio Claudio do Amaral, Baruzzi; Maria Emília Cardoso, Gadelha; Claudio, Cirenza; Elias, Knobel.

    1997-08-01

    Full Text Available Homem de 72 anos, portador de neoplasia de próstata estádio IV, submetido à osteossíntese da coluna cervical para descompressão metastática da raiz nervosa, responsável por dor intensa no membro superior direito. Após três meses da internação, apresentou trombose total da veia axilo-subclávia direit [...] a, complicação da cateterização prolongada da veia subclávia direita para controle de septicemia secundária a pneumonia hospitalar. Foi submetido a terapia trombolítica com estreptoquinase por via venosa, no membro superior contra-lateral, na dose de 250.000UI em 15min, seguida de 100.000UI/h durante cinco dias, com total recanalização do trombo e redução do edema. Após 24h do término da trombólise, apresentou disfagia a líquidos e o esofagograma mostrou extensa compressão extrínseca do esôfago, por provável hematoma retroesofágico. Necessitou de nutrição enteral durante três meses, quando ocorreu normalização da deglutição, reabsorção do hematoma retroesofágico e passagem adequada do contraste pelo esôfago. No seguimento evolutivo não apresentou seqüelas da trombose venosa profunda, não tem disfagia e permaneceu em uso profilático de meias elásticas e heparina de baixo peso molecular. Abstract in english We report the case of a 72 year-old man with advanced, stage IV, prostate cancer who underwent osteosynthesis of the cervical spine for nerve root decompression due to metastasis which was causing severe pain in his right upper limb. After three months in the hospital, he developed occlusive thrombo [...] sis of the right axillosubclavian vein as a complication of prolonged catheterization of the right subclavian vein for treatment of septicemia secondary to a hospital acquired pneumonia. The patient received thrombolytic therapy with IV streptokinase in the contralateral arm in the following dosage: 250,000 units in 15 minutes followed by 100,000 units per hour during five days. This led to total recanalization of the thrombus, with significant reduction of the arm edema. Twenty-four hours after the end of the thrombolytic therapy, the patient started to complain of dysfagia to solids and liquids and a contrasted esophagogram revealed extensive extrinsic compression of the esophagus due to a probable retroesophageal hematoma. The patient required enteral nutrition via nasoenteral tube during three months after which swallowing returned to normal and a repeat upper GI series confirmed that the hematoma had been reabsorbed, with normal passage of contrast through the esophagus. On late follow-up, the patient did not show evidence of any sequelae of deep venous thrombosis nor any residual dysfagia and is currently in use of elastic stockings and low molecular weight heparin.

  17. Aortic Branch Artery Pseudoaneurysms Associated with Intramural Hematoma: When and How to Do Endovascular Embolization

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    Ferro, Carlo; Rossi, Umberto G., E-mail: urossi76@hotmail.com; Seitun, Sara [IRCCS San Martino University Hospital, IST, National Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Radiology and Interventional Radiology (Italy); Scarano, Flavio; Passerone, Giancarlo [IRCCS San Martino University Hospital, IST, National Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Cardiac Surgery (Italy); Williams, David M. [University of Michigan Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (United States)

    2013-04-15

    To describe when and how to perform endovascular embolization of aortic branch artery pseudoaneurysms associated with type A and type B intramural hematoma (IMH) involving the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta (DeBakey I and III) that increased significantly in size during follow-up. Sixty-one patients (39 men; mean {+-} standard deviation age 66.1 {+-} 11.2 years) with acute IMH undergoing at least two multidetector computed tomographic examinations during follow-up for 12 months or longer were enrolled. Overall, 48 patients (31 men, age 65.9 {+-} 11.5) had type A and type B IMH involving the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta (DeBakey I and III). Among the 48 patients, 26 (54 %; 17 men, aged 64.3 {+-} 11.4 years) had 71 aortic branch artery pseudoaneurysms. Overall, during a mean follow-up of 22.1 {+-} 9.5 months (range 12-42 months), 31 (44 %) pseudoaneurysms disappeared; 22 (31 %) decreased in size; two (3 %) remained stable; and 16 (22 %) increased in size. Among the 16 pseudoaneurysms with increasing size, five of these (three intercostal arteries, one combined intercostobronchial/intercostal arteries, one renal artery), present in five symptomatic patients, had a significant increase in size (thickness >10 mm; width and length >20 mm). These five patients underwent endovascular embolization with coils and/or Amplatzer Vascular Plug. In all patients, complete thrombosis and exclusion of aortic pseudoaneurysm and relief of back pain were achieved. Aortic branch artery pseudoaneurysms associated with type A and type B IMH involving the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta (DeBakey I and III) may be considered relatively benign lesions. However, a small number may grow in size or extend longitudinally with clinical symptoms during follow-up, and in these cases, endovascular embolization can be an effective and safe procedure.

  18. A Less Invasive Approach for Ruptured Aneurysm with Intracranial Hematoma: Coil Embolization Followed by Clot Evacuation

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    The presence of an intracerebral hematoma from a ruptured aneurysm is a negative predictive factor and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates even though clot evacuation followed by the neck clipping is performed. Endovascular coil embolization is a useful alternative procedure to reduce the surgical morbidity and mortality rates. We report here on our experiences with the alternative option of endovascular coil placement followed by craniotomy for clot evacuation. Among 312 patients who were admitted with intracerebral subarachnoid hemorrhage during the recent three years, 119 cases were treated via the endovascular approach. Nine cases were suspected to show aneurysmal intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) on CT scan and they underwent emergency cerebral angiograms. We performed immediate coil embolization at the same session of angiographic examination, and this was followed by clot evacuation. Seven cases showed to have ruptured middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms and two cases had internal carotid artery aneurysms. The clinical status on admission was Hunt-Hess grade (HHG) IV in seven patients and HHG III in two. Surgical evacuation of the clot was done immediately after the endovascular coil placement. The treatment results were a Glasgow Outcome Scale score of good recovery and moderate disability in six patients (66.7%). No mortality was recorded and no procedural morbidity was incurred by both the endovascular and direct craniotomy procedures. The results indicate that the coil embolization followed by clot evacuation for the patients with aneurysmal ICH may be a less invasive and quite a valuable alternative treatment for this patient group, and this warrants further investigation

  19. Incidence and risk factors of renal hematoma: a prospective study of 1,300 SWL treatments.

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    Schnabel, M J; Gierth, M; Chaussy, C G; Dötzer, K; Burger, M; Fritsche, H M

    2014-06-01

    Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the gold standard for the treatment of upper urinary tract stones. Despite being relatively non-invasive, SWL can cause renal hematoma (RHT). The aim of this study was to determine incidence and risk factors for RHT following SWL. 857 patients were included in a prospectively maintained database. The observation period spans from 2007 to 2012. 1,324 procedures were performed due to kidney stones. Treatment protocol included power ramping and shock wave frequency of 60-90 per minute as well as an ultrasound check within 3 days of SWL for all patients. Patients with RHT were analyzed, and treatment characteristics were compared with the complete population in a non-statistical manner due to the low event count. RHTs after SWL, sized between 2.6 × 0.6 cm and 17 × 15 cm, were verified in seven patients (0.53%). In four patients, the RHT was asymptomatic. Three patients developed pain after SWL treatment due to a RHT. In one patient surgical intervention was necessary due to a symptomatic RHT, the kidney was preserved. The risk of RHT following SWL treatment of kidney stones is about 0.5%. Clinically relevant or symptomatic RHTs occur in 0.23%, RHTs requiring surgical intervention are extremely rare. Older age and vascular comorbidities appear to be risk factors for the development of RHT. The technical characteristics of SWL treatment and intake of low-dose acetylsalicylic acid due to an imperative cardiologic indication do not appear to influence the risk. Prospective studies are warranted. PMID:24419328

  20. Cold hematoma visualized by technetium-99m labeled red blood cells

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    A 64-yr-old male was admitted to the hospital with severe abdominal pain associated with vomiting. Upon examination, the patients Hgb was 7.8 with a WBC count of 13.3 band cells of 7 and a recticulocyte count of 3.4, no evidence of gastrointestinal bleeding. The patient's prior history revealed involvement in an automobile accident ? 10 days prior to this admission. At that time, he suffered multiple contusions and abrasions with a fracture to his left clavicle. Apparently there were no episodes of abdominal pain or vomiting prior to the onset of illness perceived on the day of admission. A liver/spleen scan was done. Four millicuries of /sup 99m/Tc-sulfur colloid were intravenously injected using a bolus injection technique while obtaining multiple dynamic images. The flow study was unremarkable, demonstrating no abnormalities to the great vessels and good perfusion to both organs. Static images of the liver and spleen revealed a straightening or flatness to the lateral border of the spleen with a small diminished area of tracer sulfur colloid localization at the posterolateral aspect of that organ. This finding raised the suspicion that a small subcapsular hematoma had developed at the mid-posterolateral aspect of the spleen. Twenty-four hours after hospital admission, 4 units of packed RBCs were transfused into the patient. Although there was at this time still no evidence of abnormal bleeding, it was felt that because of the strong symptomatic correlation for internal bleeding, a radionuclide bleeding site study should be ordered and immediately performed