Acute spontaneous subdural hematomaas unusual complication after tooth extraction

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Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda
Nidia Escobar Hernandez
Luis Rafael Moscote Salazar
Amit Agrawal

Abstract

Background: Intracranial bleeding has been reported in the literature associated with tooth extraction. Coagulation disorders are often associated with complications after dental extraction. In this case report, we describe a case of spontaneously intracranial subdural hematoma possible after tooth extraction.
Case description: The patient was a 26-y-old female without any underlying diseases. A computerized tomography scan showed a subdural hematoma 48 hours after the dental extraction. She was managed with a burr hole, good postoperative evolution and discharged to home.
Conclusion: Although rare, the presence of headache with signs of alarm after the extraction of a tooth, we must discard intracranial abnormalities. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report in the literature of a spontaneously intracranial subdural hematoma possible after tooth extraction.

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Calderon-Miranda, W. G., Escobar Hernandez, N., Moscote Salazar, L. R., & Agrawal, A. (2016). Acute spontaneous subdural hematomaas unusual complication after tooth extraction. Romanian Neurosurgery, 30(3), 387–390. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/roneurosurgery/article/view/930
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Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda

Department of Radiology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, MEXICO

Nidia Escobar Hernandez

Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology, Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez”, MEXICO

Luis Rafael Moscote Salazar

Department of Neurosurgery, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, COLOMBIA

Amit Agrawal

Department of Neurosurgery, MM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala, Haryana, INDIA