Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

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.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 August 2010
  •  Published: 04 September 2010


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.