A Peculiar Case of Spontaneous Bilateral Subdural Haemorrhage

  • Mary Anne Poovathingal Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Centre, Thrissur, Kerala, India
  • Fiju Chacko Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Centre, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Keywords: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension, Low pressure headache, Epidural blood patch

Abstract

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension and its complications are rarely encountered in the practice scenario. Imaging findings can mislead inexperienced eyes to misdiagnose and possibly over manage such cases. As demonstrated by this instance the patient was referred to our hospital with bilateral subdural haemorrhage for drainage. Adequate history and review of imaging allowed identification of the problem as SIH. The patient responded to epidural blood patching which was resorted to as she was not showing adequate improvement with conservative management.

Author Biographies

Mary Anne Poovathingal, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Centre, Thrissur, Kerala, India

MBBS, MD, DM Trainee, Department of Neurology

Fiju Chacko, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Centre, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

MBBS, MD, DM, Professor, Department of Neurology

Published
2017-03-27