Bilateral subdural hematomas in an adult with hereditary factor VII deficiency: A complication of sit-ups and inversion?

@article{Barton2009BilateralSH,
  title={Bilateral subdural hematomas in an adult with hereditary factor VII deficiency: A complication of sit-ups and inversion?},
  author={James C Barton and Luigi F. Bertoli and Sean O'malley},
  journal={Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          242-4
        }
}
A 57-year-old man of northern Italian and Polish descent with a late-onset, mild form of hereditary factor VII deficiency developed bilateral intracranial subdural hematomas after performing sit-ups while he was in a head-down position on an inversion table. The pertinence of the Valsalva maneuver and increased intracranial venous and intraocular pressure associated with sit-ups and other exercises in the causation of subdural hematomas and other types of intracranial and ocular hemorrhage are… CONTINUE READING
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