Turkish Neurosurgery 2013 , Vol 23 , Num 6
‘Double Skull' Appearance due to Calcifications of Chronic Subdural Hematoma and Cephalhematoma: A Report of Two Cases
Vivek TANDON, Kanwaljeet GARG, Ashok Kumar MAHAPATRA
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Neurosurgery, New Delhi, India DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.6189-12.1 Chronic subdural hematomas and cephalhematomas are known to become calcified in some patients. We present interesting cases of cephalhematoma in a child and calcified chronic subdural hematoma in an elderly lady with both getting calcified. The first patient was a 7 months male with calcified cephalhematoma who presented with cosmetic deformity of the skull but did not have any neurological deficits. The other patient was a 54-year-old lady with calcified chronic subdural hematoma who presented with one episode of seizure but did not have any neurological deficit. CT scan revealed calcification of the hematoma causing a double skull appearance in both patients. Keywords : Cephalhematoma, Calcification, Subdural hematoma
Corresponding author : Vivek Tandon, drtandonvivek@gmail.com