J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2016 Jan;59(1):62-64. 10.3340/jkns.2016.59.1.62.

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Presenting with Seizure due to Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage after Spinal Surgery

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  • 1Institute of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry, Department of Neurosurgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. gbozkurtmd@yahoo.com

Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid leakage may commonly occur during spinal surgeries and it may cause dural tears. These tears may result in hemorrhage in the entire compartments of the brain. Most common site of such hemorrhages are the veins in the cerebellar region. We report a case of hemorrhage, mimicking aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a cerebrospinal fluid leakage following lumbar spinal surgery and discuss the possible mechanisms of action.

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Cerebrospinal fluid leakage; Intracranial hemorrhage; Spinal surgery; Subarachnoid hemorrhage
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