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Spontaneous occipital subdural haematoma
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Yonezawa City Hospital, 6–36 Aioi-cho, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992–8502, Japan
  1. Dr A Utsunomiya sy4a-utnm{at}

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A case of spontaneous occipital subdural haematoma due to ruptured aneurysm is described. A 70 year old woman was admitted on 20 July 2000, because of spontaneous severe occipitalgia. She had no neurological deficits. Several years before she had had a similar episode of severe headache, but she had not sought medical attention. Initial CT on admission showed a subtentorial high density area indicating a subdural haematoma. Brain MRI showed an …

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