|Year : 1996 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 214--216
Occipital lobe infarction caused by tentorial herniation in chronic subdural haematoma.
K Singh, RC Thakur, VK Khosla
Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, India
Uncontrolled unilateral supratentorial expanding lesions can cause tentorial herniation. The common complications reported include ischaemic infarction of occipital lobe, brain stem haemorrhages, seizures as well as psychiatric disturbances from residual scarring of hippocampal formation, gaze palsies and death if untreated. We report a rare case of occipital lobe infarction with computerised tomography (CT) findings caused by tentorial herniation in a chronic subdural haematoma with contralateral homonymous hemianopsia and macular sparing.
Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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