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Chronic calcified subdural hematoma - case report of a rare diagnosis.

Authors
  • Snopko, Pavol1
  • Kolarovszki, Branislav1
  • Opsenak, Rene1
  • Hanko, Martin1
  • Benco, Martin1
  • 1 Clinic of Neurosurgery, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University in Bratislava and University Hospital in Martin, Martin, Slovak Republic.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacky, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2020
Volume
164
Issue
2
Pages
209–212
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5507/bp.2019.041
PMID: 31558846
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Chronic calcified/ossified subdural hematoma is a rare diagnosis. The incidence of chronic calcified subdural hematoma is 0.3-2.7% of all chronic subdural hematomas. Surgical treatment is indicated in most cases, but there is still some controversy. We present a case report of 81-year-old woman with calcified chronic subdural hematoma. Patient underwent an osteoplastic left craniotomy, evacuation of chronic subdural mass with careful dissection andsuccessful removal of inner and outer membrane. Postoperative CT scan showed removal of subdural hematoma, decrease of left shift of median line and good brain re-expansion. Postoperative period was without any serious complications. Subdural hematoma was successfully removed, resulting in a good recovery with complete resolution of patients symptoms. From our experience, we highly recommend surgical treatment in cases of chronic symptomatic calcified subdural hematomas.

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