subdural effusion

subdural effusion

A protein-rich excess of CSF under the dura mater, which is seen in ± 50% of children with Haemophilus influenzae meningitis.
 
Clinical, infants
Bulging fontanelle, widened sutures, increased head circumference, persistent fever, increased intracranial pressure, leading to vomiting, seizures.

Management
Antibiotics; surgical drainage if no response.

subdural effusion

Neurology A protein-rich CSF excess under the dura, seen in ± 50% of children with.H influenzae meningitis Clinical, infants Bulging fontanelle, widened sutures, ↑ head circumference, persistent fever, ↑ intracranial pressure → vomiting, seizures Management Antibiotics; drainage if no response
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The patient had a protracted clinical course, characterized by continued photophobia, intermittent fever (38-39[degrees]C), and subdural effusion.
A CT scan of the brain showed a small subdural effusion in the frontal and left parietal lobes and a small subarachnoid haemorrhage in the left ambient cistern.
Brain CT with contrast [Figure 1] showed symmetrical layers of subdural effusion in bilateral frontotemporal areas.
Neurological complications of bacterial meningitis in children include subdural effusion or empyema, cerebral abscess, hydrocephalus, focal deficits and seizures, which are often seen during the acute stage of the disease.
Gadolinium-enhanced cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed thin subdural effusion, bilateral dural thickening and slight brain sagging (Figure 1).
A case of Subdural effusion secondary to dural Metastasis of prostatic cancer: case report.
Bilateral subdural effusion, cerebral atrophy and cystic encephalomalacia are most likely attributed to either hypoxic ischaemic incident at birth, vascular steal or chronic venous hypertension.
Postoperative CT scans of one patient showed subdural effusion and ventricular dilatation.
Nevertheless, subdural effusions, in the form of hygroma or hematoma, have been reported following this procedure (10,12,13).
Thus, venous sinus engorgement, abnormal pachymeningeal enhancement (with gadolinium), subdural effusions and enlargement of the pituitary gland occurring in ICH may represent a tetrad of compensations occurring in the face of reduced intracranial pressure.
The patient's hospital course was complicated by persistent fevers and development of subdural effusions that were confirmed on radiographic imaging of head.