CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2021; 18(01): 63-65
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713723
Case Report

Tricompartmental, Remote Intracerebral Hemorrhages Following Drainage of a Unilateral Chronic Subdural Hematoma: An Appraisal of the Pathogenesis

Prasad Krishnan
1  Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosciences Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Nabanita Ghosh
2  Department of Neuroanesthesiology, National Neurosciences Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Funding None.

Abstract

Intracerebral hemorrhage is a rare and unanticipated complication after burr hole drainage of a chronic subdural hematoma and usually occurs on the same side as the hematoma. In the absence of bleeding diathesis, iatrogenic injury or hypertension, it is commonly attributed to sudden expansion of the compressed brain, following rapid and uncontrolled removal of the subdural hematoma. Other factors like differential expansion of the various intracranial contents, abrupt changes in hemispheric balance, precipitous increase in focal cerebral blood flow, and unforeseen increase in cerebral venous pressure consequent to faulty positioning may also contribute to the pathogenesis of this complication.



Publication History

Publication Date:
09 September 2020 (online)

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