Unilateral subdural hematoma caused by epidural anesthesia - A case report


KOC A. F., BOZDEMIR H., SARICA Y., Erman T.

NEUROSURGERY QUARTERLY, vol.14, no.1, pp.41-43, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00013414-200403000-00007
  • Journal Name: NEUROSURGERY QUARTERLY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-43
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A 22-year-old woman who had headache and numbness on the right side of the face, arm, and leg (transient ischemic attack-like) was admitted to the clinic. She had given birth by epidural anesthesia 8 days previously. A subdural hematoma was detected by means of neuroimaging. Spontaneous remission was followed up clinically and radiologically. The complications of epidural anesthesia were discussed, and the awareness of clinicians regarding this matter is pointed out.