Extradural hematoma

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

A right-sided parietal fracture with underlying bi-convex (lentiform) extradural hematoma. Note how the posterior edge of the collection is bounded by the parieto-occipital suture.


3 months later - conservative management

The patient was treated conservatively. At 3 month follow-up, the extradural hematoma had essentially resolved with minor dural calcification remaining. 

Case Discussion

Not all extradural hematomas need surgical management. This is particularly true of smaller venous hematomas (e.g. those located in the anterior middle cranial fossa). 

Naturally very close clinical and imaging follow-up is required particularly in the first few days. 

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Case information

rID: 6080
Published: 19th Apr 2009
Last edited: 20th Dec 2019
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