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June 1937

CHRONIC SUBDURAL HEMATOMA IN A NEW-BORN IDENTICAL TWIN: OPERATIVE REMOVAL, WITH RECOVERY

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Section on Neurologic Surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(6):1528-1530. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140130106011
Abstract

Chronic subdural hematoma is a fairly well known pathologic lesion, and many interesting and instructive papers have been written on the subject. Accumulation of blood in the subdural space follows injury to the head, and the symptoms and signs of such an expanding lesion usually appear anywhere from several weeks to several months after the injury. There is a tendency, I believe, for physicians to consider chronic subdural hematoma a disease of adults, although cases have been reported in which the patient was 13 or 14 years of age. That this condition may occur at any age is clearly shown by the following case.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient, a boy 21 days at the time of craniotomy and evacuation of a large subdural hematoma, was an identical twin, the second of the twins to be born. The first twin was born spontaneously at 5: 05 p. m.; the second

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