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December 1966

Subdural Effusion in Hodgkin's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery and the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY.

Arch Neurol. 1966;15(6):649-652. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470180089010

AN AVASCULAR biconvex area seen on a carotid arteriogram as shown in Fig 1 would ordinarily be interpreted as a chronic subdural hematoma. True, under some circumstances a hygroma or the much less likely subdural empyema or effusion secondary to meningitis would also have to be considered. However, in the patient in whom this arteriogram was made, none of these lesions was encountered. Rather, a peculiar effusion associated with Hodgkin's disease was found. This is the subject of this report.

Report of a Case  Mr. B. E., history No. 9-47-49, was admitted to the Strong Memorial Hospital for the seventh time on Aug 24, 1961, because of asthenia and the discovery of an abdominal mass. He was a white man, 43 years of age.At the age of 19, he had first been treated for an eczematoid lesion which spread widely over his abdomen, back, and perineal area.

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