Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
LANDEIRO, José Alberto et al. Remote hemorrhage from the site of craniotomy. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2004, vol.62, n.3b, pp. 832-834. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2004000500017.
Postoperative intracranial hemorrhage is a serious and sometimes a fatal neurosurgical complication. Hemorrhage occurring at regions remote from the site of intracranial operations comprises an uncommon affection, most ignored by the assistant physicians. It bares a still incomprehensive pathophysiology, despite several theories trying to explain it. Looks like a common sense that the presence of the remote site hemorrhage cannot be related to concomitant presence of hypertension, coagulopathy or undiscovered lesions. We report three cases of postoperative hemorrhages occurring in a remote site of supratentorial craniotomies, two patients presented cavernous sinus meningeoma and one patient was submitted to intracranial vascular surgery.
Keywords : remote site hemorrhage; craniotomy; postoperative hemorrhage.