TITLE

Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Incidental Durotomy During Spinal Surgery: A Report of Four Patients

AUTHOR(S)
Zimmerman, Ryan M.; Kebaish, Khaled M.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 10, p2275
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article describes the case of four patients who sustained intracranial hemorrhage following an unintentional durotomy during posterior thoracolumbar spinal surgery. It was noted that unintentional durotomy is a frequent complication of spinal surgical procedures, in which the sustained hemorrhage are likely due to an alteration in the intradural hydrostatic dynamics caused by cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia. The patients symptoms are discussed along with the implications of the findings.
ACCESSION #
27094006

 

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