African Journal of Medicine and Surgery

African Journal of Medicine and Surgery ISSN 2756-3324 Vol. 7 (11), pp. 001-005, November, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Acute brain swelling due to remote epidural hematoma during lateral ventricle tumor resection

Lunshan Xu, Minhui Xu*, Yongwen Zou, Guangxin Chen and Hong Liang

Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Surgery Research; Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University; Chongqing 400042, China.

Accepted 11 August, 2020


We report a very rare case of epidural hematoma, which occurred in the right hemisphere during a left lateral ventricle tumor resection. A 37-year-old female patient underwent elective surgery for removal of a lateral ventricle meningioma. Intraoperatively, the patient suffered from acute brain swelling close half an hour after tumor removal. Numerous measures were taken to reduce the brain swelling. A remote epidural hematoma was confirmed by a CT scan. Complete excision of the tumor was achieved after removal of the epidural hematoma. The management of the case was discussed in this paper.

Key words: Brain swelling, epidural hematoma, lateral ventricle tumor resection.