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Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : PD01 - PD02

Remote Cerebellar Haemorrhage after Burr Hole Drainage of Chronic Subdural Haematoma: A Case Report

Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Numan Karaarslan, Sevki Gök, Celaleddin Soyalp

1. Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Emsey Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. 2. Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Namik Kemal University Medical Faculty, Tekirdag, Turkey. 3. Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Kars Public Hospital, Kars, Turkey. 4. Faculty, Department of Anesthesiology, Agri Public Hospital, Agri, Turkey.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz,
Çamlik mah. Selçuklu Cad. No.22 Pendik/Istanbul/Turkey.


Remote cerebellar haemorrhage (RCH) is an unusual complication of supratentorial neurosurgical procedures. Even the rarer is cerebellar haemorrhage occurring after supratentorial burr hole drainage of Chronic Subdural Haematoma (CSDH). The exact mechanism is still unclear despite some possible causative factors such as rapid evacuation of haematoma and overdrainage of CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid). We report a 80-year-old male patient who developed cerebellar haemorrhage after burr hole drainage of left frontoparietal chronic subdural haematoma and discuss the possible aetiological mechanisms through the review of the current literature.


Overdrainage, Remote site haemorrhage, Supratentorial burr hole

How to cite this article :

Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Numan Karaarslan, Sevki Gök, Celaleddin Soyalp. REMOTE CEREBELLAR HAEMORRHAGE AFTER BURR HOLE DRAINAGE OF CHRONIC SUBDURAL HAEMATOMA: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jul 22 ]; 10:PD01-PD02. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/17218.7710

Date of Submission: Oct 08, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Dec 24, 2015
Date of Acceptance: Jan 17, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016


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