2015, Number 4
An Med Asoc Med Hosp ABC 2015; 60 (4)
Torres-Palomino G, Juárez-Domínguez G, Guerrero-Hernández M, Méndez-Sánchez L
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ABSTRACTIntracranial hemorrhage in newborns –not related to prematurity (germinal matrix)– is rare and the prognosis is poor; its major cause are abrupt changes in serum osmolarity or traumatic lesions. We report the case of a male patient with a diagnosis of mixed intracranial hemorrhage (subdural hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage) who developed hydrocephalus, managed by decompressive craniectomy and placement of ventricular peritoneal shunt. It is emphasized that the presence of both types of hemorrhage has a high morbidity and mortality in newborns, hence the importance of early intervention, both diagnostic and therapeutic, which may alter the course and prognosis.