Delayed Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage: For How Many Hours Should Patients with Mild Head Trauma be Observed?

Karadas S., Gonullu H., Gulsen I., Baltacioglu H.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.6, pp.707-709, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.3841
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.707-709
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Delayed traumatic intracerebral hematoma is a rare complication of head injury. The etiopatogenesis of DTIH is not precisely known. We herein report a case of delayed traumatic intracerebral hematoma, with mild HT. This 25-year-old male fell down while playing in a footbal match. He had headache and vertigo. He was kept under observation for about 12 hours at the emergency department. At the 26th hour after the HT incident, he presented to our hospital again with the complaints of nausea, vomiting and headache. A control brain computed tomography was performed and a traumatic intracerebral hematoma was determined in the frontal region. As a result, DTIH may be fatal. Close observation and repeat CBT scanning may reduce complications and mortality.