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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 8 ( August, 2020 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

A Rare Case of Epileptic Seizure After-effect Resulting in Nontraumatic Spontaneous Subdural Hemorrhage

Shalendra Singh, Ashutosh Kaushal, Rashmi Datta, Rijesh R Unnithan, Nitasha Mishra

Keywords : Brain hemorrhage, Generalized tonic–clonic seizures, Subdural hematoma

Citation Information : Singh S, Kaushal A, Datta R, Unnithan RR, Mishra N. A Rare Case of Epileptic Seizure After-effect Resulting in Nontraumatic Spontaneous Subdural Hemorrhage. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (8):722-723.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23535

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Generalized tonic–clonic seizures (GTCS) result in diverse physiological alterations that are mostly short-lived and rarely lead to immediate serious consequences. Some early serious complications reported are head trauma and aspiration. While most cases of seizures are diagnosed readily from clinical history, some cases remain indolent and present later. A brain hemorrhage can have varied manifestations that warrant every clinician to be vigilant in diagnosis and management to prevent life-threatening complications. Furthermore, many reports have described seizures in patients operated for subdural hematoma (SDH), but to the best of our knowledge, none reveals SDH after the seizure. We encountered an unexpected incident of severe SDH in a 32-year-old adult following witnessed GTCS.


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