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Chirurgia 2012 February;25(1):55-7

Copyright © 2012 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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Spontaneous bilateral subdural hematomas of the posterior cranial fossa after aortic valve replacement

Darwazah A. K. 1, Mu’allem N. 2, Eida M. 3, Bader V. 3, Batrawy M. 4

1 Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel; 2 Department of Neurosurgery Ramallah Hospital, West Bank, Jerusalem, Israel; 3 Department of Cardiac Surgery Ramallah Hospital, West Bank, Jerusalem, Israel; 4 Department of Cardiology, Ramallah Hospital, West Bank, Jerusalem, Israel


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Spontaneous subdural hematomas of the posterior cranial fossa are rare. Its development as a complication of anticoagulants after open heart surgery is well documented. We present the case of a 71-year-old lady who developed spontaneous bilateral subdural hematomas in the posterior cranial fossa on the 3rd day after aortic valve replacement. The patient was successfully managed by urgent surgical evacuation of the hematomas.

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