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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 315-316

Massive scalp hematoma: An unusual presentation of valproic acid toxicity

Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Suryanarayanan Bhaskar
Department of Neurosurgery, Room No. 235, Academic Block, PGIMER and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.104346

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Valproic acid (VPA) is a commonly used broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug especially in children, with various side-effects reported with its usage. Hematologic toxicity is dose related and intracranial bleeding complications have been reported. We are reporting a rare case of massive scalp hematoma requiring surgical intervention, following a trivial fall associated with high-VPA levels.

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