Asian Journal of Neurosurgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1276--1278

Venous infarct after sacrifice of single cortical vein during deep-brain stimulation surgery


Edvin Zekaj, Christian Saleh, Andrea Ciuffi, Andrea Franzini, Domenico Servello 
 Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Edvin Zekaj
Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS Istituto Orthopedico Galeazzi, Milan
Italy

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the most feared and dreadful complication related to deep-brain stimulation (DBS). Bleeding may originate from arterial or venous damage. Commonly, hemorrhage is detected by postoperative imaging performed to assess lead positioning in asymptomatic patients. Rarely, hemorrhage leads to stroke, coma, or even death. We present the case of a patient who suffered a severe ICH of venous origins after bilateral DBS. Deep-brain hemorrhages are the most difficult to be predicted and to be prevented because they are caused by small vessels. As superficial hemorrhages are secondary to venous coagulation or sulcal hemorrhage, neurosurgeons must drive all efforts to minimize their occurrence.


How to cite this article:
Zekaj E, Saleh C, Ciuffi A, Franzini A, Servello D. Venous infarct after sacrifice of single cortical vein during deep-brain stimulation surgery.Asian J Neurosurg 2018;13:1276-1278


How to cite this URL:
Zekaj E, Saleh C, Ciuffi A, Franzini A, Servello D. Venous infarct after sacrifice of single cortical vein during deep-brain stimulation surgery. Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];13:1276-1278
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