Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
GUSMAO, Sebastião et al. Subdural effusions in children: pathophysiology and treatment. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1997, vol.55, n.2, pp. 267-277. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1997000200015.
Nine children harboring subdural effusions were treated by subduro peritoneal shunt. These patients were followed-up by CT scans. The area of the subdural effusions was measured by quantitative morphology with a planimeter. With the surgical treatment, the subdural effusion disappeared completely or near completely in 8 patients. The patient's functional state were excellent in 4, good in 3 and bad in 2 in the postoperative follow-up. We aldo reviewed the literature as far as the pathophysiology and the treatment of the subdural effusions are concerned.
Keywords : subdural effusions in children; subdural peritoneal shunt; cerebrospinal fluid.