Brain Tumor Res Treat.  2015 Oct;3(2):132-137. 10.14791/btrt.2015.3.2.132.

Remote Postoperative Epidural Hematoma after Brain Tumor Surgery

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jhyun@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

A postoperative epidural hematoma (EDH) is a serious and embarrassing complication, which usually occurs at the site of operation after intracranial surgery. However, remote EDH is relatively rare. We report three cases of remote EDH after brain tumor surgery. All three cases seemed to have different causes of remote postoperative EDH; however, all patients were managed promptly and showed excellent outcomes. Although the exact mechanism of remote postoperative EDH is unknown, surgeons should be cautious of the speed of lowering intracranial pressure and implement basic procedures to prevent this hazardous complication of brain tumor surgery.

Keyword

Epidural hemorrhage; Brain neoplasms; Craniotomy; Neurosurgery
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