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Archive for July, 2011

Spontaneous subdural haematoma in a healthy young male

27 Jul, 11 | by Emma

A subdural haematoma without a history of trauma or vascular malformation is rare, indeed, in a young healthy individual. The following report describes a case of a 37 year old man with rare but recognised cause of subdural haematoma. His symptoms and assessment are discussed…anyone working in acute medicine, surgery or general practice might be faced with exactly the same scenario. The literature about this rare aetiology is reviewed…a truly educational report.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Spontaneous subdural haematoma in a healthy young male

Traumatic subcutaneous haematoma causing skin necrosis

21 Jul, 11 | by Emma

A 79 year old lady trips over and hurts her leg. She develops a large haematoma and is initially managed expectantly. She is on warfarin, however, and eventually requires debridement and a skin graft. The case describes the pitfalls in the management of seemingly benign injuries in patients who are anticoagulated and outlines the management decisions that lead to a favourable outcome.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Traumatic subcutaneous haematoma causing skin necrosis

A rare cause of seizure masquerading as neoplasm

7 Jul, 11 | by Emma

This is a concise, instructive, and very well-written report of a patient suffering from primary cerebral vasculitis. Firstly, it highlights the fact that obtaining histopathological specimens is of paramount importance for the further management of patients with cerebral mass-like lesions, and secondly, it reminds the reader that cerebral vasculitis is, as in other body regions, a great mimic which may lead the unsuspicious clinician in the wrong direction.

Professor Rainer Birck
Reviewer

A rare cause of seizure masquerading as neoplasm

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