Traumatic bilateral basal ganglia bleed: A report of rare two cases and review of the literature

Asian J Neurosurg. Oct-Dec 2016;11(4):457. doi: 10.4103/1793-5482.175646.


Traumatic basal ganglia hemorrhage (TBGH) is relatively uncommon. Bilateral basal ganglia hematoma after trauma is extremely rare and is limited to case reports. We report two cases of traumatic bilateral basal ganglia hemorrhage and review the literature in brief. Both cases were managed conservatively. The general incidence of TBGH is reported between 2.4% and 3% of closed head injury. However, the incidence is higher in postmortem studies (9.8%). Bilateral traumatic basal ganglia hematoma is extremely rare. Descriptions are limited to case reports.

Keywords: Basal ganglia; bilateral; hemorrhage; trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports