Calcified chronic subdural hematoma (CCSH) is rare, the first case description is in 1884. The incidence of CCSH has been reported to be 0.3% to 2.7% of all CSH  . There are about 100 cases of (CCSH) published. The optimal surgical procedure for this type of lesion, classically referred to as “armored brain”, has not been agreed upon due to the insufficient reexpansion of the brain after surgery  .
Calcified chronic subdural haematoma (CCSH) is a challenging disease as regarding diagnosis and management.
2. Case Report
A 27-year-old male had gradual onset Rt. Hemi paresis one month before admission.
With history of evident trauma fifteen years ago and history of right focal epilepsy, on admission patient was fully conscious; the muscle power was grade 3/5 on Rt. Lower limb and grade 4/5 on Rt. upper limb.
CT brain and MRI brain were done. All radiological reports reveal extradural lesion mainly calcified haematoma with differential diagnosis:
− A Typical meningioma;
− Bone Tumors, as shown in Figure 1.
Under general anaesthesia with supine position, left frontal skin and left craniotomy were done. We found no exteradural lesions while we palpated dura and found subdural mass. Dural flap was created with meticulous dissection done and total removal of hard mass which has outer grey to red outer surface and whitish inner surface which show multiple calcifications and imprint over cortical surface of the brain as shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3.
Figure 1. Brain C-T scan and MRI show the lesion.
Figure 2. Intraoperative finding.
Haemostasis was done using bipolar diathermy and surgicel.
Dural repair was done, repositioning of bone flap and closure of wound in layers with suction drain.
First day post-operative patient improved and started to walk without support; then day by day patient feels he is better. Then patient has been followed for one month with complete clinical improvement. Consent was taken from patient for case report publication.
Calcified hematoma is shown in Figure 4 in pictures A and B. Histopathological picture (a) hemorrhage in the center with fibrous tissue at right; Picture (b) demonstrated calcification (arrow).
Figure 3. During removing of calcified lesion.
Figure 4. (a) Hemorrhage in the center with fibrous tissue at right; (b) Demonstrated calcification (arrow).
It is unclear how calcification occurs and develops in a CCSH; nonetheless CCSH may evolve slowly through the process of hyalinization into calcification and eventually ossification. This process may take 6 months or many years to occur  . This agrees with time of calcification in our patient. He gives history of head trauma before 15 years.
CCSH may be manifested with seizures. Some patients are symptomatic in spite of layers of haematoma . Also our patient gives history of convulsion focal in type since many years in Rt. Side only and he treated from it by traditional method. Cauterization of pectorals muscle in Lt. side but disagrees with other paper which recorded mental retardation & physical and brain atrophy as effect CCSH  .
The Dura mater may tightly adherent to CCSH and cortex. The dissection from brain may cause contusion or bleeding . Therefore, removal of this lesion has not been necessary beneficial .
The surgical intervention is favored for progressively enlarged CCSH.
In recent years successful removal of calcified CSH with good neurological recovery had been reported in sporadic cases .
We report this case considered as rare cranial lesions with neurological deficit which may mimic tumors. After revision of literature and our experience with this reported case we recommend surgical treatment in these patients, resulting in good surgical outcome.