Type of Article: Case Report
Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | Page No. 2643-2645
Date of Publication: 31-08-2016
SUBDURAL HEMATOMA SECONDARY TO BRAIN METASTASIS IN A PROSTATE CANCER: A CADAVERIC FINDING
Amruta Rajput *1, Yamah Ahad Naim 2, Varun Kumar Ranu 2, Lakshmi Gopinath Jaisankar 2, Zoheb Syed 2, Ravindrasingh Rajput 3, Gurumurthy 5.
*1 Department of Neuroanatomical sciences, Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia.
2Medical Students, Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia.
3 Department of Pharmacology, Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia.
Address: Dr Amruta Rajput, Spartan Health Sciences University, Vieux fort, St Lucia-324, Contact No: +1-758-7254114
Brain metastasis is rare occurrence with metastatic prostate cancer whereas bones, lung, pleura are the most common organs to be involved. During our cadaver dissection, it was found that the patient had a subdural hematoma secondary to brain metastasis as a result of metastatic prostate cancer. The case report presents with the dissection of Brain showing clear cut midline shift and Obliteration of anterior and posterior horn of ventricles. The symptoms in brain metastasis may not occur initially but may appear in late involvement. Sub-Dural hematoma is of common occurrence in andropause age group especially who are receiving anti-coagulants or had minor head injury. The incidence of brain metastases may be increasing due to better imaging techniques. In such patients, use of anti-coagulants, anti-platelets or anti-VEGF therapy can increase the risk of intracranial hemorrhage hence used with caution.
Key words: Anticoagulants, Intracranial Hemorrhages, Metastasis, Prostate cancer, Subdural hematoma.
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Amruta Rajput, Yamah Ahad Naim, Varun Kumar Ranu, Lakshmi Gopinath Jaisankar, Zoheb Syed, Ravindrasingh Rajput, Gurumurthy. SUBDURAL HEMATOMA SECONDARY TO BRAIN METASTASIS IN A PROSTATE CANCER: A CADAVERIC FINDING. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(3):2643-2645. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.276