Does ventricular opening promote remote cerebellar haemorrhage?

Turk Neurosurg. 2012;22(1):102-4. doi: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.3063-10.5.


Cerebellar haemorrhage after supratentorial craniotomy is a rare complication Because of its significant morbidity and mortality rates, being aware of this complication is important for early diagnosis. In a 30-year-old male with multiple intracranial cavernomas, remote cerebellar haemorrhage (RCH) was observed after removal of symptomatic left temporal lesion. The lateral wall of the temporal horn that was tightly attached to the cavernoma was also opened and excessive drainage of the CSF occurred. The haemorrhage is attributed to opening of the ventricle wall and excessive drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) during the procedure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Hemorrhage, Traumatic / etiology
  • Brain Hemorrhage, Traumatic / therapy*
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / complications
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / pathology
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / surgery
  • Cerebral Ventricles / surgery*
  • Craniotomy / adverse effects
  • Drainage
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy, Generalized / etiology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / adverse effects*
  • Postoperative Complications / therapy*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed