Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Partha Pratim Pal


Case report, Homoeopathy, Neurology, Subdural hygroma, Tuberculinum

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Case Report


Introduction: Subdural hygroma (SDH) is a collection of cerebrospinal fluid in the subdural space which may be idiopathic, traumatic or post-surgical occurring mostly in elderly patients. Case Summary: A 42-year-old female reported an acute complaint of compressing headache. The headache persisted even after initial prescriptions of Ruta graveolens 30C and 200C, which did not alleviate the condition. Further evaluation was done with a computed tomography scan, which revealed left-sided SDH. Tuberculinum 1M was prescribed, but even though the pain subsided, profuse, watery discharge began to ooze from both the ears and nose, which eventually stopped spontaneously. After six months, the headache recurred and Tuberculinum 1M was repeated. The magnetic resonance imaging scan initially showed subdural effusions, dural thickening and mild ischemic white matter changes and after homoeopathic treatment, no abnormality was reported. The management of SDH remains challenging, and documented cases of SDH treated with homoeopathic medicines could contribute to the evidence-based medical literature.

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Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

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