A pitfall of neuroendoscopic intraventricular hematoma removal - delayed obstructive hydrocephalus caused by a small remnant clot

Fuminari Komatsu, Naoki Wakuta, Mika Komatsu, Mitsutoshi Iwaasa, Tooru Inoue

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Abstract

A 57-year-old female presented with a left putaminal hemorrhage, intraventricular hematoma (IVH), and acute obstructive hydrocephalus. Neuroendoscopic surgery was performed for the IVH. Three days after successful IVH removal and improvement of her consciousness, the patient lapsed into a comatose state due to hydrocephalus caused by obstruction of the mesencephalic aqueduct by a small remnant clot. The small clot was identified by constructive interference with steady state magnetic resonance imaging and was removed during a second-look operation. Even after the cerebrospinal fluid circulation improves following neuroendoscopic surgery for IVH, the patient may nevertheless develop a lifethreatening condition without warning signs in the subacute phase. Awareness of this complication will lead to early diagnosis and correct management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
Journalneurologia medico-chirurgica
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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