Sinking flap syndrome with abdominal pain: an atypical presentation.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_2D39F2FC5087
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Sinking flap syndrome with abdominal pain: an atypical presentation.
Journal
BMJ case reports
Author(s)
Beuchat I., Michel P., Maeder P., Diserens K.
ISSN
1757-790X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1757-790X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/09/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2016
Pages
215946
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
A 53-year-old man developed significant mass effect secondary to an ischaemic stroke and was treated with decompressive craniectomy. During the first few days postsurgery he developed orthostatic vertigo with nausea. After a month, with increasing mobilisation and rehabilitation, he started reporting of severe abdominal pain. No aetiology could be found despite extensive local work up and the symptoms were resistant to any symptomatic treatment. Within days postcranioplasty there was a complete resolution of all the symptoms.
the sinking flap syndrome can cause abdominal pain and orthostatic vertigo.

Keywords
Abdominal Pain/etiology, Decompressive Craniectomy/adverse effects, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nausea/etiology, Postoperative Complications/etiology, Reoperation/methods, Syndrome, Vertigo/etiology
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