Immediate development of a contralateral acute subdural hematoma following acute subdural hematoma evacuation.

Abstract

Contralateral hematoma formation following acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) evacuation is a well-described complication. The most common type of contralateral hematoma is an epidural hematoma. Rarely, ASDH develops on the contralateral side. We report an elderly woman who presented with a post-traumatic ASDH and underwent ipsilateral hematoma evacuation by craniotomy and subsequently developed a contralateral ASDH. Because of the potential consequences of a delayed ASDH, there should be a low threshold for early post-operative imaging following ASDH evacuation, especially in elderly patients and those with additional associated intracranial injuries.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2010.05.004
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@article{Fridley2011ImmediateDO, title={Immediate development of a contralateral acute subdural hematoma following acute subdural hematoma evacuation.}, author={Jared Steven Fridley and Jonathan G. Thomas and Ryan S Kitagawa and Joshua J. Chern and Ibrahim A Omeis}, journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia}, year={2011}, volume={18 3}, pages={422-3} }