Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, July 18th, 2008
" These hematomas can be intraparenchymal or extradural. The possible causes include sudden decompression of ventricular pressure in the supratentorial compartment, rupture of cortical veins in the sitting position, coagulopathy, hemodynamic fluctuations during surgery, and position-related ischemia," wrote P. Pandey and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "We report a large bifrontal extradural hematoma following posterior fossa surgery...
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