«Hematoma crónico espinal subdural en pacientes con desviación ventrículo-peritoneal depués de un traumatismo secundario.»
Y-F Su1, Y-F Hwang1, K-S Lee1, C-L Lin1, S-L Howng1 and S-L Hwang1
1Division of Neurosurgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Study design: Case report and review of literature.
Objectives: Intracranial chronic subdural hematoma (SDH) is a well-recognized complication of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. Spinal chronic SDH is very rarely associated with VP shunt.
Setting: Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Case report: We describe a spinal chronic SDH, developing after a minor trauma, in a patient who underwent a VP shunt surgery for hydrocephalus 6 months previously. A good outcome was achieved after decompressive surgery.
Conclusion: Spinal chronic SDH should be considered in the diagnosis of progressive spinal compression, especially in the patients with VP shunt after minor trauma.
Spinal Cord (2004) 42, 717-719. doi:10.1038/sj.sc.3101643.