International Clinical and Medical Case Reports Journal (ISSN: 2832-5788) | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Recurrent Syncope in A Patient with Subdural Hygroma: A Case Report

Sahar S Abdelmoneim*

Division of Internal Medicine, Larkin Palm Spring Community Hospital, Hialeah, Florida, USA

*Correspondence to: Sahar S Abdelmoneim 

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This case report highlights the importance of recognizing recurrent syncope as a clinical manifestation of a Subdural Hygroma (SDHy). SDHy is a collection of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) within the subdural space that does not contain blood. The presentation of SDHy is typically, asymptomatic. However, in some cases, it can alter a patient's consciousness, resulting in recurrent syncopal episodes. Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for SDHy when a patient encounter presents as such. Historically, and to date, the management of SDHy has remained controversial, i.e., whether to treat conservatively or with more aggressive surgical drainage. This case report features the presentation of an elderly female suffering from repeated syncopal attacks. Extensive neurologic and cardiac workups revealed no focal neurologic deficit or positive finding other than SDHy.


Recurrent syncope; Subdural Hygroma; Cerebrospinal Fluid


Sandy Espinosa Hernandez, Sahar S Abdelmoneim, Fredy Gutierrez, Kenneth Adam Kilgore,Madeleidis Lopez Leon, Milenis Lopez Leon, Odalys Frontela. Recurrent Syncope in A Patient with Subdural Hygroma: A Case Report. Int Clinc Med Case Rep Jour. 2023;2(1):1-6.