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Child's Nervous System

, 25:373 | Cite as

Acute post-traumatic hydrocephalus in an infant due to aqueductal obstruction by a blood clot: a case report

  • Sunil Kumar Gupta
  • Tarun Sharma
Case Report

Abstract

Background

Acute post-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) in an infant with mild head injury is a rare entity.

Case

We report in this paper an 11-month-old baby who presented with acute PTH secondary to aqueductal obstruction by an intraventricular blood clot. The child recovered completely following a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt.

Conclusion

Acute hydrocephalus may develop secondary to aqueductal obstruction by a blood clot in children with even mild head injury.

Keywords

Mild head injury Post-traumatic hydrocephalus Aqueductal obstruction Intraventricular hemorrhage 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryPostgraduate Institute of Medical education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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