Turkish Neurosurgery 2012 , Vol 22 , Num 1
Does Ventricular Opening Promote Remote Cerebellar Haemorrhage?
Ibrahim ZIYAL1, Burcak BILGINER1, Kivilcim YAVUZ2, Cezmi TURK1, Caglar OZGUR1, Kemal BENLI1
1Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.3063-10.5 Cerebellar haemorrhage after supratentorial craniotomy is a rare complication Because of its significant morbidity and mortality rates, being aware of this complication is important for early diagnosis. In a 30-year-old male with multiple intracranial cavernomas, remote cerebellar haemorrhage (RCH) was observed after removal of symptomatic left temporal lesion. The lateral wall of the temporal horn that was tightly attached to the cavernoma was also opened and excessive drainage of the CSF occurred. The haemorrhage is attributed to opening of the ventricle wall and excessive drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) during the procedure. Keywords : Temporal, Cavernoma, Haemorrhage
Corresponding author : Burcak Bllgner, burcak@tr.net