Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 235--238

DQRabbit EarDQ scalp deformity caused by massive subdural effusion in infant following bilateral burr-hole drainage


Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Dawar Pankaj, BS Sharma 
 Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Associated Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, New Delhi, India

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Guru Dutta Satyarthee
Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Associated Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Subdural effusion (SDE) in an infant is a rare clinical scenario, which may be secondary to a variety of etiologies. Massive SDE is an extremely rare complication of head injury. It usually runs a self-limiting course. Though neurosurgical intervention is occasionally needed, different methods of surgical procedure for management includes burr-hole alone, burr-holes with subdural drain placement, twist drill craniotomy with drain and even craniotomy. The authors report a rare case of progressive massive SDE, which despite bilateral burr-hole placement and drainage failed and presented with visual deterioration and massive bulge of scalp at burr-hole sites producing rabbit ear sign in a 10 month old infant. Ultimately cystoperitoneal shunt was carried out in a desperate attempt to prevent impending rupture of scalp sutures at sites of previous burr-hole placement. Astonishingly not only complete resolution of hygroma, but visual recovery also took place. Patient is doing well at 6 months following shunt with regaining normal vision and appropriate developmental milestones. A magnetic resonance imaging scan of brain at last follow-up revealed mild ventriculomegaly with subduro-peritoneal shunt in situ and rest of brain was unremarkable. Such cases have not been reported in literature until date.


How to cite this article:
Satyarthee GD, Pankaj D, Sharma B S. "Rabbit Ear" scalp deformity caused by massive subdural effusion in infant following bilateral burr-hole drainage.J Pediatr Neurosci 2013;8:235-238


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Satyarthee GD, Pankaj D, Sharma B S. "Rabbit Ear" scalp deformity caused by massive subdural effusion in infant following bilateral burr-hole drainage. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 6 ];8:235-238
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