Enlarged cerebrospinal fluid spaces in infants with subdural hematomas

A. Kapila, J. Trice, W. G. Spies, B. A. Siegel, M. H. Gado

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Computed tomography in 16 infants with subdural hematomas showed enlarged basal cisterns, a wide interhemispheric fissure, prominent cortical sulci, and varying degrees of ventricular enlargement. Radionuclide cisternography in eight of the 16 patients showed findings consistent with enlargement of the subarachnoid space rather than those of communicating hydrocephalus. Clinical findings and brief follow-up showed no convincing evidence for cerebral atrophy in 13 patients. These findings suggest that the enlarged subarachnoid space, which is encountered in some infants and may be a developmental variant, predisposes such infants to subdural hematomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-672
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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