Focal traumatic subdural hematoma in a baby

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Focal tonic/clonic seizure in a baby, 24 hours post a fall and hitting of head

Patient Data

Age: 3 months
Gender: Male

Localized acute subdural hematoma overlying the left frontal lobe at the vertex without underlying parenchymal contusion or skull vault fracture

Case Discussion

This is a highly unusual finding in a baby without overlying skull fracture.  Hematoma is also very localized.

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Case information

rID: 28980
Published: 24th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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