Dramatic recovery after severe descending transtentorial herniation-induced Duret haemorrhage: a case report and review of literature.

@article{Ishizaka2014DramaticRA,
  title={Dramatic recovery after severe descending transtentorial herniation-induced Duret haemorrhage: a case report and review of literature.},
  author={Shunsuke Ishizaka and Tadashi Shimizu and Nobutoshi Ryu},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={374-7}
}
BACKGROUND Although Duret haemorrhage of the brainstem caused by descending transtentorial herniation is considered fatal, a few cases have been reported to have good outcome. Moreover, most patients with Duret haemorrhage have severe primary brain injury and the potential outcome of those with mild primary brain injury remains unknown. CASE REPORT This study reports the case of a patient presenting with Duret haemorrhage caused by an idiopathic subdural haematoma who demonstrated dramatic… CONTINUE READING