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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165

Armoured brain of unknown etiology


1 Department of Neurosurgery, G B Pant Hospital, 1, J L Nehru Marg, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, G B Pant Hospital, 1, J L Nehru Marg, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Anesthesiology, G B Pant Hospital, 1, J L Nehru Marg, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Daljit Singh
Room no. 529 Academic Block, Department of Neurosurgery, G B Pant Hospital, 1, J L Nehru Marg, New Delhi - 110 002
India
Daljit Singh
Room no. 529 Academic Block, Department of Neurosurgery, G B Pant Hospital, 1, J L Nehru Marg, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.121695

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Armoured brain is a rare condition where dense calcification occurs over the brain. It can result in mass effect and raised intracranial pressure. Most often, it happens due to trauma, subdural effusion, infection, or after VP shunt. There is controversy in its treatment. Most published literature does not support removing the calcification. We describe a rare case of idiopathic chronic calcified subdural hematoma with relatively short history which was successfully treated by microsurgical removal of calcification over the brain. This resulted in complete expansion of the brain with relief in symptoms.


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