Parkinsonism after chronic subdural haematoma followed by ventriculoperitoneal shunt for obstructive hydrocephalus: a case report

Br J Neurosurg. 2019 Jun;33(3):302-304. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2017.1344616. Epub 2017 Jun 29.


Parkinsonism has been reported as a complication of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) or clinical symptoms of chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH). We report an interesting case of parkinsonism in a patient with CSDH secondary to placement of a VPS for obstructive hydrocephalus, and we discuss the possible pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment.

Keywords: Chronic subdural haematoma; Parkinsonism; hydrocephalus; tranexamic acid; ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Hematoma, Subdural, Chronic / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinsonian Disorders / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Prostheses and Implants / adverse effects
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / adverse effects*