CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg Rep 2019; 80(04): e44-e45
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694738
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

A Rare Case of Ossified Chronic Subdural Hematoma Complicated with Tension Pneumocephalus

Mehmet Turgut
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Efeler/Aydın, Turkey
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Murat Ö. Yay
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Efeler/Aydın, Turkey
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Publication History

15 January 2019

16 June 2019

Publication Date:
31 December 2019 (online)

Abstract

A 59-year-old man presented with epileptic seizures interpreted as episodic syncope in the past 3 years and the patient had a history of head trauma about 4 years ago. Computed tomography revealed an ossified chronic subdural hematoma involving the right frontotemporoparietal region, which was totally resected using microsurgical technique. Postoperatively, weakness developed in right arm and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a bilateral tension pneumocephalus, which was immediately treated by a left frontal burr hole trepanation, and the patient was discharged uneventfully.