Epidural haematoma

Case contributed by Dr Ali Asghar Asghary


motorcycle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

CT Brain (selected image)

There are two bilateral convex hyperdensity at the superior aspect of the frontoparietal cortex.

Case Discussion

This finding is consistent with an epidural haematoma. The most common location for an EDH is over the temporal lobe, followed in frequency by the parietal, frontal, and occipital lobes, with the posterior fossa the least common location. Damage to the middle meningeal artery is responsible for most EDHs; however, they may occur as a result of laceration of diploic veins or dural sinuses.

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Case information

rID: 20738
Case created: 9th Dec 2012
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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