We report a middle-aged man who presented with repeated episodes of transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) in the setting of a chronic subdural haematoma. This case report discusses the various pathophysiologic mechanisms whereby such TIA may occur in chronic subdural haematoma. We also highlight the importance of cranial imaging in cases of TIA.
Transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) are commonly seen in neurologic practice. They are most commonly associated with cerebrovascular insufficiency, either from a thrombotic or embolic occlusion of a cerebral artery.
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