Reversible parkinsonism due to chronic bilateral subdural hematomas.


Subdural hematoma is a rare cause of secondary parkinsonism. We report a 65-year-old woman with reversible parkinsonism due to bilateral chronic subdural hematomas. Symmetrical parkinsonism evolved acutely 45 days after a trivial head injury. Mild pyramidal signs were also present on her left side. MRI revealed bilateral chronic subdural hematomas. The patient's parkinsonism was completely abolished one month after successful neurosurgical evacuation of the hematomas.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2008.03.016

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@article{Bostantjopoulou2009ReversiblePD, title={Reversible parkinsonism due to chronic bilateral subdural hematomas.}, author={Sevasti Bostantjopoulou and Zoe Katsarou and Michael C. Michael and Anastasios Petridis}, journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia}, year={2009}, volume={16 3}, pages={458-60} }