Extradural haematoma

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


35 year-old construction worker. Wood fell on head. Vomiting and pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Moderate sized frontotemporal acute extra-dural haematoma causing ventricular effacement and midline shift.

Underling undisplaced frontotemporal skull vault fracture.

No contracoup injury.

Case Discussion

Textbook example of an extra-dural haematoma.

Lentiform or 'lemon' shaped and with an underlying fracture as is nearly always the case.

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Case information

rID: 50659
Published: 17th Jan 2017
Last edited: 21st Jan 2017
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