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Intracranial multiple myeloma may imitate subdural hemorrhage: How to overcome diagnostic limitations and avoid errors in treatment

Anna Prajsnar-Borak, Naci Balak, Harald Von Pein, Martin Glaser, Stephan Boor, Axel Stadie
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.02.005
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017;51(3):252-258.

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Vol 51, No 3 (2017)
Case reports
Submitted: 2016-10-24

Abstract

•Although the diagnosis of subdural hematoma is usually straightforward, occasionally it may be erroneous, leading to mistakes in the treatment.•The importance of not only intuitive thinking but also in analytic thinking in appropriate and accurate treatment strategies is stressed.•The clinical and radiological pitfalls in differentiating malignant leptomeningeal infiltration and subdural hematomas are discussed.

Abstract

•Although the diagnosis of subdural hematoma is usually straightforward, occasionally it may be erroneous, leading to mistakes in the treatment.•The importance of not only intuitive thinking but also in analytic thinking in appropriate and accurate treatment strategies is stressed.•The clinical and radiological pitfalls in differentiating malignant leptomeningeal infiltration and subdural hematomas are discussed.

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Keywords

Metastases, Multiple myeloma, Subdural hemorrhage, Diagnostic pitfall

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Title

Intracranial multiple myeloma may imitate subdural hemorrhage: How to overcome diagnostic limitations and avoid errors in treatment

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 51, No 3 (2017)

Pages

252-258

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.02.005

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017;51(3):252-258.

Keywords

Metastases
Multiple myeloma
Subdural hemorrhage
Diagnostic pitfall

Authors

Anna Prajsnar-Borak
Naci Balak
Harald Von Pein
Martin Glaser
Stephan Boor
Axel Stadie

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