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Subarachnoid fluid collection in infants complicated by subdural hematoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8252519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the natural history of infantile extracerebral fluid collections, subarachnoid fluid collection itself is regarded as a benign lesion, and surgical treatment is not indicated. As this condition is age-related and self-limiting, spontaneous resolution can be expected in most cases by 2-3 years of age. However, out of 20 cases of infantile subarachnoid fluid collection in an 8-year period, 3 infants developed subdural hematoma. Infantile subarachnoid fluid collection seems to be prone to complicate subdural hematoma. Surgical treatment should be considered when subarachnoid fluid collection is complicated by subdural hematoma due to arachnoid ruptures or tearing of the bridging veins. Therefore, all patients should be observed closely and measures should be taken to prevent head trauma since it may precipitate subdural hematoma.
K Mori; T Sakamoto; K Nishimura; K Fujiwara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-11     Completed Date:  1994-01-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Kochi Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Hematoma, Subdural / pathology,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurologic Examination
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  surgery
Subarachnoid Space / pathology,  surgery*
Subdural Effusion / pathology,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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