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Post-traumatic interemispheric subdural hematoma: report of two cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21464812     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The interhemispheric subdural hematomas (ISHs) are located along the whole interhemispheric scissure. The ISHs are a rare complication of head traumas. Possible predisposing factors such as coagulopathies, alcohol abuse or anticoagulant therapy are favouring factors. ISHs are rarely accompanied by changes in consciousness and it usually manifests itself with signs of "Falx Syndrome" (controlateral monoparesis of lower extremity or controlateral hemiparesis with lower limb weakness predominating). The treatment can consist of conservative observation or craniotomy and is dictated by the neurological evolution. In literature are described 140 cases since 1940 including our two conservatively managed patients. The salient aspects of ISHs are discussed in an analysis of the pertinent literature.
Authors:
B Carangelo; G Peri; L Palma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical sciences     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0390-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432557     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Siena, Siena, Italy - biagiorobicarangelo@gmail.com.
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