Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55--58

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as impending brain herniation


H Gopakumar, R Sivji, PK Rajiv 
 Department of Neonatology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
H Gopakumar
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, Kerala
India

It is presently a universal practice to administer vitamin K at birth. Hence, the serious bleeding manifestations from vitamin K deficiency are nowadays very rare. We describe a case of late vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as intracranial hemorrhage with impending coning and the related review of literature. Such severe bleeding episodes due to vitamin K deficiency are associated with multiple cranial involvement and impending brain herniation is probably rare.


How to cite this article:
Gopakumar H, Sivji R, Rajiv P K. Vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as impending brain herniation.J Pediatr Neurosci 2010;5:55-58


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Gopakumar H, Sivji R, Rajiv P K. Vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as impending brain herniation. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 May 26 ];5:55-58
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