Does Hypernatremia Cause Subdural Hematoma in Children: Two Case Reports and a Meta-Analysis of the Literature
American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 05/31/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Ali SA et al. – The authors present 2 cases of children with severe hypernatremia whose intracranial contents were assessed by imaging in the first case and postmortem examination in the second. Neither demonstrated subdural hematoma (SDH). The evidence base supporting the hypothesis that hypernatremia causes SDH is poor, depending on isolated reports with uncertain histories.