Unilateral traumatic posterior fossa subdural effusion in an infant

Po Hsun Tu, Tai Ngar Lui, Hsun-Hui Hsu, Shih Tseng Lee

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Abstract

Supratentorial subdural effusion is common after infection and trauma, but rarely occurs in the posterior fossa, and is even less commonly unilateral. The authors report a rare case of unilateral traumatic posterior fossa subdural effusion with secondary hydrocephalus. A 6-month-old female infant presented with lethargy, poor appetite, and persistent vomiting after head trauma 2 weeks previously. A non-enhanced brain CT scan revealed a right posterior fossa subdural fluid collection that displaced the fourth ventricle and brainstem and dilated lateral ventricles. While monitoring the intracranial pressure, the baby was treated with temporary external subdural drainage, followed by a permanent subdural peritoneal shunt. The treatment and likely physiopathology of this unique case are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-130
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

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Subdural Effusion
Fourth Ventricle
Lethargy
Lateral Ventricles
Intracranial Pressure
Appetite
Hydrocephalus
Craniocerebral Trauma
Brain Stem
Vomiting
Drainage
Wounds and Injuries
Brain
Infection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Posterior fossa
  • Subdural effusion
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neurology

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Unilateral traumatic posterior fossa subdural effusion in an infant. / Tu, Po Hsun; Lui, Tai Ngar; Hsu, Hsun-Hui; Lee, Shih Tseng.

In: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 128-130.

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Tu, Po Hsun ; Lui, Tai Ngar ; Hsu, Hsun-Hui ; Lee, Shih Tseng. / Unilateral traumatic posterior fossa subdural effusion in an infant. In: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2006 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 128-130.
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