| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2012 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 419--422
Brainstem hemorrhage following clipping of anterior communicating aneurysm: Is lumbar drain responsible?
Arindom Kakati, Dhaval Shukla, Anita Mahadevan, Paritosh Pandey
Department of Neurosurgery, NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Remote brainstem hemorrhage is an extremely rare complication following supratentorial surgery. We describe here a 55-year-old patient with ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm, who underwent an uneventful clipping of the aneurysm, and had a lumbar drainage intra-operatively to facilitate brain relaxation. In the postoperative period, he developed pontomesencephalic hemorrhage, and had a fatal outcome. The potential causative factors are discussed, and the relevant literature reviewed. This is probably the first reported case of this complication in the literature.
Department of Neurosurgery, NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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