Intracranial Chronic Subdural Hematoma Occurring Six Months After Spinal Anaesthesia: A Case Report

Kayaci S., Koksal V., Kirbas S., TOMAK Y., OZVEREN M. F.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.30, no.4, pp.796-800, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.796-800
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Intracranial subdural hematomas are rare complications of spinal anesthesia. This paper is a case report of a chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) developing in a 32-year-old female six months after giving birth by cesarean section using spinal anesthesia. The patient came to the hospital six months after giving birth, complaining of a headache that did not respond to conservative treatments. Her neurological examination was normal. In the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the left frontoparietal that were performed a prominent subdural hematoma shifting to the right was found. There was no history of trauma. The coagulation tests and MR-angiogram were normal. The patient was treated with burr-hole craniotomy and closed drainage.