A Case of Bilateral Chronic Subdural Hematomas Due to Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
1Department of Clinical Neurosciece, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School
2Department of Neurosurgery, Nippon Medical School
We present a case of bilateral chronic subdural hematoma due to spontaneous intracranial hypotension. This patient complained of postural headache. Computed tomography of the brain showed bilateral chronic subdural hematomas, and radioisotope cisternography showed leakage of cerebrospinal fluid at the lumbar level. We placed an epidural blood patch at the lumbar level and a few days later performed irrigation of the bilateral hematomas. The patient recovered completely and was discharged.
๚ใๅใ๏ 2008; 4(1), 36-40
spontaneous intracranial hypotension, chronic subdural hematoma, epidural blood patch
Shigeki Toda, Department of Neurosurgery, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8602, Japan