Turkish Neurosurgery 2011 , Vol 21 , Num 1
Traumatic Intraventricular Hemorrhage with a Good Prognosis
Merih IS, Ferruh GEZEN, Mehmet AKGUL, Murat DOSOGLU
Duzce University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Duzce, Turkey DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.2108-09.2 We report a 10-year-old girl with an isolated traumatic intraventricular hemorrhage following a traffic accident, who had a good prognosis. Her neurological examination upon arrival was normal and she had no complaint other than headache and vomiting. Computed tomography on admission showed a hemorrhage in the lateral and fourth ventricles. She had a Glasgow Coma Score of 15, and she was thus given only antiepileptic drugs for prophylaxis and followed. Computed tomography that was repeated 5 days after admission showed no blood and all ventricles were of normal size. There was no vascular pathology on magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography. The patient remains well 5 months after her accident. Intraventricular hemorrhage does not always have a poor prognosis. Keywords : Computed tomography, Intraventricular hemorrhage, Hemorrhage, Head injury
Corresponding author : Merih Is, merihis@yahoo.com, merihis@gmail.com