It is presently a universal practice to administer vitamin K at birth. Hence, the serious bleeding manifestations from vitamin K deficiency are nowadays very rare. We describe a case of late vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as intracranial hemorrhage with impending coning and the related review of literature. Such severe bleeding episodes due to vitamin K deficiency are associated with multiple cranial involvement and impending brain herniation is probably rare.
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H. Gopakumar, Sivji, R., and Rajiv, P. K., “Vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as impending brain herniation”, Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, vol. 5, pp. 55-58, 2010.