Chronic subdural haematoma: A possible relationship with tamoxifen

P. Missori, M. Salvati, E. Passacantilli, S. Paolini, R. Tarantino, R. Delfini

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Five patients operated on between 6 months and 7 years earlier for breast cancer were surgically treated for chronic subdural haematoma. This unusual association may be explained on the basis of known factors such as coagulative impairment subsequent to chemotherapy, a degree of cerebral atrophy or mild trauma. On the other hand, since four of the patients were taking antioestrogen therapy to control the disease, it is speculated that the oestrogenic properties of tamoxifen may have contributed to subdural bleeding. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-270
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1998


  • Breast
  • Cancer
  • Chronic subdural haematoma
  • Tamoxifen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology


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