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Erciyes Medical Journal An Asymptomatic, Supratentorial, Remote Epidural Hematoma Following Posterior Fossa Surgery [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2017; 39(1): 32-34 | DOI: 10.5152/etd.2017.16121

An Asymptomatic, Supratentorial, Remote Epidural Hematoma Following Posterior Fossa Surgery

Yaşar Öztürk1, Sait Öztürk2, Mesut Emre Yaman3, Gıyas Ayberk4
1Department of Neurosurgery, Yıldırım Beyazıt University Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Neurosurgery, Fırat University Faculty of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
3Department of Neurosurgery, Memorial Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Neurosurgery, Ataturk Traninig and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

An epidural hematoma (EDH) following posterior fossa surgery is extremely rarely reported. We report the case of a 49-yearold woman diagnosed with cerebellar lesions and hydrocephalus. The patient underwent left paramedian suboccipital craniotomy, and total resection of the lesion was performed. After the surgery, the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit with a Glasgow coma score of 15. Because the patient was neurologically stable, computed tomography (CT) was performed on the first postoperative day. A right, frontal, large EDH was seen on the CT image without any complaint and neurological deterioration. EDH evacuation was performed by right frontal craniotomy, and the patient was discharged with full recovery. This case reinforces the importance of a close follow-up and the early imaging of posterior fossa tumors, particularly with hydrocephalus, for not overlooking this rare, but serious, complication, even if a patient is clinically silent.

Keywords: Epidural, posterior fossa, supratentorial, remote, hematoma

Yaşar Öztürk, Sait Öztürk, Mesut Emre Yaman, Gıyas Ayberk. An Asymptomatic, Supratentorial, Remote Epidural Hematoma Following Posterior Fossa Surgery. Erciyes Med J. 2017; 39(1): 32-34

Corresponding Author: Sait Öztürk, Türkiye
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