Intracerebral haemorrhage occurring at remote site following evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma.

Acta neurochirurgica

PubMedID: 18305890

Dinc C, Iplikcioglu AC, Bikmaz K, Navruz Y. Intracerebral haemorrhage occurring at remote site following evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2008;150(5):497-9; discussion 499.
We present a patient with an intracerebral haematoma occurring at a remote site following evacuation of a chronic subdural haematoma. Recurrence of the haematoma, infection, seizure, cerebral edema, tension pneumocephalus and failure of the brain to expand due to cerebro-cranial disproportion are the major complications following operations for chronic subdural haematoma. An intracerebral haematoma following such evacuation is rare. Characteristically, haemorrhagic events on the ipsilateral side to the subdural haematoma is reported in the literature. According to our search, this is the first report of an intracerebral haematoma occurring at a remote site to the original lesion following evacuation of a chronic subdural haematoma.