Hematoma crónico espinal subdural en pacientes… después de traumatismo.

«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

Abstract

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.

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