DEVELOPMENT OF CONTRALATERAL EPIDURAL HEMATOMA AFTER THE SURGERY FOR A GIANT HYDATID CYST: A CASE REPORT
Delayed epidural hematoma is an uncommon finding in patients after intracranial mass evacuation. It occurs in
6.7-7.4% of cases. A total of 29 reports were found in literature. Among them, no cases of delayed contralateral
EDH were due to intracerebral hydatid cyst evacuation. This paper represents a clinical case of a 14-year-old
male patient with huge hydatid cyst who underwent left frontopariatel lobe intracerebral hydatid cyst surgery.
Next day, a contralateral epidural hematoma was revealed and successfully treated by the conservative treatment
via close observation. Contralateral epidural hematomais a life‐threatening neurosurgical emergency case,
which can occur during first 24 hours after decompressive effects of the cyst removal. Control brain CT scans
should be performed next day after the operation to verify and treat these hematomas timely.
Key Words: Hydatid cyst, contralateral epidural hematoma
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