WILFRIDO M. SY, M.D.
To the editor: The recent article by Leonard and Shapiro (Ann Intern Med 82:650-658, 1975) emphasized the occurrence of subdural hematoma as an important and not too rare complication in the chronically dialyzed patient who manifests what is sometimes commonly regarded as disequilibrium symptoms related to dialysis. However, the statements regarding the use of brain scanning in subdural hematoma, although based understandably on the low positive yield in their patients, do not seem to reflect more current data and the true usefulness of this noninvasive modality in this particular entity.
The authors have quoted that false-negative results on brain scan
SY WM. Subdural Hematoma in Regularly Hemodialyzed Patients. Ann Intern Med. ;83:432–433. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-432_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):432-433.
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