Unusual causes of chronic subdural hematoma
Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common but frequently under-investigated intra cranial lesion. Most times it is attributed to an obvious or trivial head injury, but it possibly may also be a presenting feature of a more serious underlying pathology. This article highlights three patients who presented with CSDH with varying underlying pathologies: acute lymphocytic leukaemia and prostate cancer. The need for thorough investigation of patients with recurrent CSDH and the challenges of emergency neurosurgical intervention were emphasized.
Keywords: CSDH, Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia, Prostate Cancer