Extradural hematoma

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Hit on the head by a heavy falling object.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Large left-sided extradural hematoma is noted crossing the suture line.

Associated midline shift.

An underlying linear temporoparietal bone fracture which traverses the coronal suture.

Case Discussion

Intracranial hemorrhage is common, a large proportion occurring following trauma.

It is one of the commonest causes for a CT to be performed out of office hours.

Extradural hematoma is a life-threatening, but entirely salvageable pathology providing prompt diagnosis and surgery is undertaken.

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Case information

rID: 30036
Published: 14th Jul 2014
Last edited: 20th Dec 2019
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