Spontaneous subdural haematoma is very rare in young patients. The complications of anabolic steroid intake in weight lifters are numerous, yet subdural haematomas have not been reported. We report on two cases of spontaneous subdural haematomas in young weight lifters. Both patients underwent surgical evacuation and made a full recovery. A review of the literature on the complications associated with valsalva manoeuvres is also presented including hemodynamic and intracranial changes. We propose that patients on chronic anabolic steroids may have vascular changes that predispose them to bleeding during a Valsalva manoeuvre (VM).
- Anabolic steroids
- Spontaneous subdural haematoma
- Weight lifting
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology