Subdural hematoma in the setting of internal carotid artery occlusion

CT studies

Robert Pascuzzi, Orest Boyko, Joseph L. Voelker

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Abstract

A 72-year-old woman with previously symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion subsequently presented with an acute hemispheric deficit. The patient was initially diagnosed as having an ischemic infarction but eventually was shown to have a subacute subdural hematoma with delay in surgical evacuation and a major permanent deficit. We speculate that internal carotid artery occlusion may predispose the patient to greater morbidity from subdural hematoma. Patchy hemispheric infarction may reflect greater vulnerability to extrinsic hemispheric compression in the setting of carotid occlusion. This case illustrates the necessity for vigorous pursuit of the diagnosis of subdural hematoma in patients presumed to have transient ischemic attacks or acute cerebral infarction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-902
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume13
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1989

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Subdural Hematoma
Internal Carotid Artery
Infarction
Transient Ischemic Attack
Cerebral Infarction
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Computed tomography
  • Hematoma
  • Infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Subdural hematoma in the setting of internal carotid artery occlusion : CT studies. / Pascuzzi, Robert; Boyko, Orest; Voelker, Joseph L.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 13, No. 5, 1989, p. 899-902.

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