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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 8252746, 3 pages
Case Report

Atraumatic Subdural Hematoma in a Third-Trimester Gravid Patient

Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ 07503, USA

Received 11 December 2015; Accepted 28 January 2016

Academic Editor: Chih Cheng Lai

Copyright © 2016 D. C. Traficante et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Acute atraumatic subdural hematoma is a rare occurrence and there exist few case studies which describe suspected cases and causes for this condition. We present a case of a 36-year-old female at 32-week gestation who initially presented to the emergency department for evaluation of lower extremity cellulitis but had acute neurologic change while being in the ED. Computed tomography revealed a right subdural hematoma with midline shift and mass effect. The primary cause for the patient’s subdural hematoma is unknown; however, this patient had several risk factors for developing an atraumatic subdural hematoma.