Epidural hematoma

Presentation

Decreased level of consciousness after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
CT

A large lentiform shaped hematoma that does not cross the cranial sutures is noted at the left parietal lobe, causing significant midline shift and entrapment hydrocephalus. An overlying left parietal bone fracture can be seen on the bone window.

Other findings include:

  • scalp edema overlying the left parietal area
  • bilateral temporal intraparenchymal bleeds
  • left parietal intraparenchymal bleed 

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of a large epidural hematoma with an associated overlying skull fracture.

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Case information

rID: 76942
Published: 2nd May 2020
Last edited: 2nd May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Greys Hospital

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