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Unilateral traumatic posterior fossa subdural effusion in an infant.
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PMID:  16410214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Supratentorial subdural effusion is common after infection and trauma, but rarely occurs in the posterior fossa, and is even less commonly unilateral. The authors report a rare case of unilateral traumatic posterior fossa subdural effusion with secondary hydrocephalus. A 6-month-old female infant presented with lethargy, poor appetite, and persistent vomiting after head trauma 2 weeks previously. A non-enhanced brain CT scan revealed a right posterior fossa subdural fluid collection that displaced the fourth ventricle and brainstem and dilated lateral ventricles. While monitoring the intracranial pressure, the baby was treated with temporary external subdural drainage, followed by a permanent subdural peritoneal shunt. The treatment and likely physiopathology of this unique case are discussed.
Po-Hsun Tu; Tai-Ngar Lui; Hsun-Hui Hsu; Shih-Tseng Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-13     Completed Date:  2006-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Chang Gung University, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 5, Fu-Shing Street, 333, Kweishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
Subdural Effusion / etiology*,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray / methods

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