Subdural haemorrhage due to thrombocytopenia resulting in death

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Patient was admitted for elective hernioplasty and developed marked thrombocytopenia. When showing severe neurologic symptoms a CT scan was performed.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

Big left-sided subdural hemorrhage with large thrombi. General edema and herniation to the right. The patient was dead within hours of this scan.

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Case information

rID: 15681
Case created: 31st Oct 2011
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
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