PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH

African Journal of Neurological Sciences

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

Remember me or Register



Case report: Calcified chronic subdural haematoma in an elderly Nigerian

O. Babafemi Bankole, Efosa Ukponmwan, Okenzie O. Kanu, Benjamin Odusanya, S.O. Arigbabu

Abstract


Calcified chronic subdural haematoma [CCSDH] is a rare complication of the relatively more common condition of Chronic Subdural Haematoma (CSDH). We present the case of a 68yr old man referred with a 2 week history of sudden onset Right hemi paresis generalized tonic clonic seizures and aphasia. There was a history of mild head injury 7 years prior to presentation and computerized tomographic scan showed features suggestive of a Calcified Chronic Subdural Haematoma. He deteriorated rapidly prior to surgical intervention and had an emergency craniotomy with evacuation of the lesion performed. Unfortunately patient died 12 hours post operatively never having woken up after the operation. An acute subdural haematoma was discovered at post mortem.




AJOL African Journals Online