Chronic Subdural Haemorrhage                   Orient Journal of Medicine                       Vol 29 [3-4] Jul-Dec, 2017

CASE SERIES

Unusual Causes of Chronic Subdural Hematoma
Chika A NDUBUISI
Elijah A USIHOLO
Samuel C OHAEGBULAM
Okwunodulu O OKWUOMA


Department of Neurosurgery
Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery
Enugu, NIGERIA


Author for Correspondence
Dr Chika A NDUBUISI
Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery
P.O.Box 2292
Enugu, NIGERIA


Phone: +234 803 436 0540
E-mail: chikandu@yahoo.com


Received: May 1
st, 2017
Accepted: July 19
th, 2017


DISCLOSURE
The authors declare no conflict of interest, no source of external funding
ABSTRACT

Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common but frequently under-investigated intra cranial lesion. Most times it is attributed to an obvious or trivial head injury, but it possibly may also be a presenting feature of a more serious underlying pathology. This article highlights three patients who presented with CSDH with varying underlying pathologies: acute lymphocytic leukaemia and prostate cancer. The need for thorough investigation of patients with recurrent CSDH and the challenges of emergency neurosurgical intervention were emphasized.













Key words: CSDH, Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia, Prostate Cancer