Remote cerebellar haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Marianne Cossens


Day one post craniotomy for right subdural collection

Patient Data

Age: 70-80 years
Gender: Male

Right parietal craniotomy with underlying mixed density right cerebral convexity subdural collection.

Moderate volume pneumocaphalus deep to the craniotomy.

Leftward midline shift.

Subdural haematoma of the right tentorium cerebelli.

Two new areas of parenchymal haemorrhage of the right cerebellar hemisphere and a smaller petechial haemorrhage of the left cerebellar hemisphere in keeping with remote cerebellar haemorrhages.

Case Discussion

Remote cerebellar haemorrhage is a rare complication of supratentorial surgery. The exact etiology is unknown but one postulated cause is CSF over drainage and descent of the cerebellum. The cerebellar haemorrhage can be on the ipsilateral, contralateral side (to the surgery), or both, as in this case.

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Case information

rID: 54539
Published: 14th Jul 2017
Last edited: 7th Nov 2017
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