Delayed chronic intracranial subdural hematoma complicating resection of a tanycytic thoracic ependymoma

Rosario Maugeri, Antonella Giugno, Francesca Graziano, Massimiliano Visocchi, Cole A. Giller, Domenico Iacopino

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background: To demonstrate that the diagnosis of an intracranial subdural hematoma should be considered for patients presenting with acute or delayed symptoms of intracranial pathology following resection of a spinal tumor. Case Description: We present a case of a 57-year-old woman found to have a chronic subdural hematoma 1 month following resection of a thoracic extramedullary ependymoma. Evacuation of the hematoma through a burr hole relieved the presenting symptoms and signs. Resolution of the hematoma was confirmed with a computed tomography (CT) scan. Conclusion: Headache and other symptoms not referable to spinal pathology should be regarded as a warning sign of an intracranial subdural hematoma, and a CT scan of the head should be obtained. The mechanism of the development of the hematoma may be related to the leakage of cerebrospinal fluid with subsequent intracranial hypotension leading to an expanding subdural space and hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S20-S22
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Fingerprint

Intracranial Subdural Hematoma
Hematoma, Subdural, Chronic
Ependymoma
Hematoma
Thorax
Subdural Space
Tomography
Intracranial Hypotension
Pathology
Subdural Hematoma
Signs and Symptoms
Headache
Head
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage
  • chronic subdural hematoma
  • thoracic ependymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this

Delayed chronic intracranial subdural hematoma complicating resection of a tanycytic thoracic ependymoma. / Maugeri, Rosario; Giugno, Antonella; Graziano, Francesca; Visocchi, Massimiliano; Giller, Cole A.; Iacopino, Domenico.

In: Surgical Neurology International, Vol. 7, 01.01.2016, p. S20-S22.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maugeri, Rosario ; Giugno, Antonella ; Graziano, Francesca ; Visocchi, Massimiliano ; Giller, Cole A. ; Iacopino, Domenico. / Delayed chronic intracranial subdural hematoma complicating resection of a tanycytic thoracic ependymoma. In: Surgical Neurology International. 2016 ; Vol. 7. pp. S20-S22.
@article{30a942e7f3c94d42ac60aa4df6fc33db,
title = "Delayed chronic intracranial subdural hematoma complicating resection of a tanycytic thoracic ependymoma",
abstract = "Background: To demonstrate that the diagnosis of an intracranial subdural hematoma should be considered for patients presenting with acute or delayed symptoms of intracranial pathology following resection of a spinal tumor. Case Description: We present a case of a 57-year-old woman found to have a chronic subdural hematoma 1 month following resection of a thoracic extramedullary ependymoma. Evacuation of the hematoma through a burr hole relieved the presenting symptoms and signs. Resolution of the hematoma was confirmed with a computed tomography (CT) scan. Conclusion: Headache and other symptoms not referable to spinal pathology should be regarded as a warning sign of an intracranial subdural hematoma, and a CT scan of the head should be obtained. The mechanism of the development of the hematoma may be related to the leakage of cerebrospinal fluid with subsequent intracranial hypotension leading to an expanding subdural space and hemorrhage.",
keywords = "Cerebrospinal fluid leakage, chronic subdural hematoma, thoracic ependymoma",
author = "Rosario Maugeri and Antonella Giugno and Francesca Graziano and Massimiliano Visocchi and Giller, {Cole A.} and Domenico Iacopino",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4103/2152-7806.173563",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "7",
pages = "S20--S22",
journal = "Surgical Neurology International",
issn = "2152-7806",
publisher = "Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Delayed chronic intracranial subdural hematoma complicating resection of a tanycytic thoracic ependymoma

AU - Maugeri, Rosario

AU - Giugno, Antonella

AU - Graziano, Francesca

AU - Visocchi, Massimiliano

AU - Giller, Cole A.

AU - Iacopino, Domenico

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - Background: To demonstrate that the diagnosis of an intracranial subdural hematoma should be considered for patients presenting with acute or delayed symptoms of intracranial pathology following resection of a spinal tumor. Case Description: We present a case of a 57-year-old woman found to have a chronic subdural hematoma 1 month following resection of a thoracic extramedullary ependymoma. Evacuation of the hematoma through a burr hole relieved the presenting symptoms and signs. Resolution of the hematoma was confirmed with a computed tomography (CT) scan. Conclusion: Headache and other symptoms not referable to spinal pathology should be regarded as a warning sign of an intracranial subdural hematoma, and a CT scan of the head should be obtained. The mechanism of the development of the hematoma may be related to the leakage of cerebrospinal fluid with subsequent intracranial hypotension leading to an expanding subdural space and hemorrhage.

AB - Background: To demonstrate that the diagnosis of an intracranial subdural hematoma should be considered for patients presenting with acute or delayed symptoms of intracranial pathology following resection of a spinal tumor. Case Description: We present a case of a 57-year-old woman found to have a chronic subdural hematoma 1 month following resection of a thoracic extramedullary ependymoma. Evacuation of the hematoma through a burr hole relieved the presenting symptoms and signs. Resolution of the hematoma was confirmed with a computed tomography (CT) scan. Conclusion: Headache and other symptoms not referable to spinal pathology should be regarded as a warning sign of an intracranial subdural hematoma, and a CT scan of the head should be obtained. The mechanism of the development of the hematoma may be related to the leakage of cerebrospinal fluid with subsequent intracranial hypotension leading to an expanding subdural space and hemorrhage.

KW - Cerebrospinal fluid leakage

KW - chronic subdural hematoma

KW - thoracic ependymoma

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84960861223&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84960861223&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4103/2152-7806.173563

DO - 10.4103/2152-7806.173563

M3 - Article

VL - 7

SP - S20-S22

JO - Surgical Neurology International

JF - Surgical Neurology International

SN - 2152-7806

ER -