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Hematoma in the splenium of the corpus callosum in the subacute stage of subarachnoid hemorrhage--three case reports.
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PMID:  20339269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three patients developed hemorrhage in the splenium of the corpus callosum 2 weeks after the onset of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) associated with acute hydrocephalus. Computed tomography performed a few days after the onset showed a low density area in the splenium of corpus callosum in all three patients, and preventive measures against symptomatic vasospasm were begun, including vasodilator administration. Computed tomography showed hemorrhage in the splenium of the corpus callosum 17 to 22 days after onset of SAH, manifesting as mental deterioration or headache. Antivasospasm agents were immediately discontinued, and strict blood control measures were instituted. Splenial hematoma is another potential cause of neurological deterioration after surgery for SAH, in addition to vasospasm, hydrocephalus, and rebleeding.
Takatoshi Sorimachi; Naoki Yajima; Osamu Sasaki; Tetsuo Koike; Yukihiko Fujii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1349-8029     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  2010-07-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400775     Medline TA:  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo)     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Niigata City General Hospital, Niigata, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Infarction / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Cerebral Veins / pathology,  radiography
Corpus Callosum / pathology*,  radiography
Hematoma, Subdural, Intracranial / etiology,  pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  pathology,  surgery*
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vasospasm, Intracranial / drug therapy,  prevention & control

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