Print this page Email this page
Users Online: 285
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193-196

Subdural hygroma following posterior fossa tumor resection


Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anokha Oomman
Department of Surgery, Withybush General Hospital, Haverford West, SA61 2PZ
United Kingdom
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.146446

Rights and Permissions

Subdural hygroma is an unusual complication of posterior fossa tumor surgery. We present two cases where patients developed subdural hygroma following posterior fossa surgery for brain tumors. This rare complication manifested with headaches, nausea, unsteadiness and nystagmus two weeks after seemingly uncomplicated surgery. There have been a few such cases described in the literature; mostly following foramen magnum decompression. The exact etiology of subdural hygroma post-posterior fossa surgery remains unknown; however, there are speculations that external hydrocephalus and intracranial hypotension may play a part. After exhausting conservative options, both patients underwent ventriculo-peritoneal shunting, which resulted in the resolution of their symptoms with corresponding resolution of the subdural hygroma on radiological imaging. We present two cases where subdural hygroma following surgery was successfully treated with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. We also highlight the paucity in literature regarding subdural hygroma as a complication of posterior fossa surgery and suggest management of such patients.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1092    
    Printed17    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded84    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal