Removal of a large asymptomatic calcified chronic subdural hematoma

Surg Neurol. 1988 Aug;30(2):135-9. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(88)90099-7.


An asymptomatic case of a large calcified chronic subdural hematoma was examined. The calcified mass was nearly totally removed at operation using a high-speed air drill. Immediately after the operation signs of brain compression seen in computed tomography scanning were somewhat relieved. However, at follow-up after 3 months, the shift was resumed and the calcification reappeared 10 months after the operation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Calcinosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Calcinosis / pathology
  • Calcinosis / surgery*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Hematoma, Subdural / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma, Subdural / pathology
  • Hematoma, Subdural / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed