✓ Supratentorial subdural hematoma is a well-known complication following spinal interventions. Less often, spinal or supratentorial interventions cause remote cerebellar hemorrhage (RCH). The exact pathomechanism accounting for RCH remains unclear, but an interventional or postinterventional loss of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) seems to be involved in almost all cases. Hemorrhage is often characterized by a typical, streaky bleeding pattern due to blood spreading in the cerebellar sulci. Three different cases featuring this bleeding pattern following spinal, supratentorial, and thoracic surgery are presented. Possible pathomechanisms leading to RCH are discussed. Based on data from the underlying cases and the reviewed literature, the authors concluded that this zebra-pattern hemorrhage seems to be typical in a postoperative loss of CSF, which should always be considered on presentation of this bleeding pattern.
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