Acute nontraumatic subdural intracranial hematoma: rare complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty


  • Elbek S. Halikulov Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, Tashkent; Republican Research Center of Neurosurgery, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Kamaliddin N. Jumanov Republican Research Center of Neurosurgery, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Eduard S. Juraev Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan



percutaneous vertebroplasty, intracranial subdural hematoma, complications


The paper describes a rare case of acute intracranial subdural hematoma in a 22-year old woman followed by fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous vertebroplasty for vertebral hemangioma. Percutaneous vertebroplasty was performed in usual manner on prone position. The next day a female patient complained of headache, nausea and vomiting. MRI images revealed subdural hematoma compressing the brain. Intracranial vascular abnormalities and coagulopathies associated with subdural intracranial hematoma were not evident on CT-angiography and in laboratory tests. Craniotomy was performed to remove the subdural hematoma, and the patient fully recovered. Percutaneous vertebroplasty was emphasized to be followed by rare intracranial complications, awareness of which is very important for the surgeon for complications prevention and treatment outcomes improvement.

Author Biographies

Elbek S. Halikulov, Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, Tashkent; Republican Research Center of Neurosurgery, Tashkent

Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

Eduard S. Juraev, Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, Tashkent

Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Neurosurgery


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How to Cite

Halikulov, E. S., Jumanov, K. N., & Juraev, E. S. (2017). Acute nontraumatic subdural intracranial hematoma: rare complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty. Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal, (2), 57–60.



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