- 一般社団法人 日本脳神経外傷学会
- 神経外傷 (ISSN:24343900)
- vol.40, no.2, pp.113-116, 2017-12-20 (Released:2020-04-27)
Although chronic subdural hematomas usually affect elderly individuals, they sometimes affect young individuals. We present a case of 19-year-old male with a chronic subdural hematoma that occurred because of previous headbanging. During a rock concert, the patient was intensely headbanging, after which he experienced persisting headache, and his symptoms gradually deteriorated. He visited our hospital for a chief complaint of a headache. Brain CT revealed a right subdural hematoma, and he was urgently admitted. He was treated with emergency surgical drainage with a mass of hematoma. His postoperative status was pretty fair, and he was discharged on hospital day 8. Follow-up brain MRI showed an arachnoid cyst in the right frontal lobe, and the cyst was considered to be the cause of hematoma. To date, only two cases of headbanging-associated chronic subdural hematoma have been reported in western countries. To our knowledge, our patient is the first Japanese case.