Extradural haemorrhage with subgaleal extension

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Fall from standing height with head trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

Right longitudinal fracture of the occipital bone, no misalignment of the bone plates. In both faces of fractured bone there is an acute hematoma, an epidural and a subgaleal one. It is also noted subarachnoid haemorrhage extending through the tentorium and over the left frontal pole (contrecoup injury).

Case Discussion

An extradural haematoma is a collection of blood which forms between the inner surface of the skull and outer layer of dura.

subgaleal haematoma describes bleeding in the potential space between the periosteum and the galea aponeurosis.

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Case information

rID: 23849
Published: 12th Jul 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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