Extradural hemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Anthony Nuñez


Fall from bed. No evidence of head trauma at physical examination.

Patient Data

Age: 2
Gender: Female


At posterior fossa, there is an extra-axial biconvex hyperdense collection (60HU) associated with occipital fracture (seen in bone window) suggestive of extradural hemorrhage. 

Mass effect with compression of left cerebelar hemisphere. 

Occipital skull fracture. 



Follow up: 

Post-surgery changes in occipital bone. 

None extra-dural collection. 

Case Discussion

An uncommon site of traumatic extradural hemorrhage (at the posterior fossa).

Patient was inmediately taken to surgery room in order to decompress. 

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Case information

rID: 63484
Published: 9th Oct 2018
Last edited: 4th Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University Institute CEMIC

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