Extradural hematoma

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn

Presentation

Road trafic accident

Patient Data

Age: 23-year
Gender: Male
CT

CT scan shows biconvex epidural hematoma over the right frontal lobe which is homogenously hyperdense. There are evidence of midline shift and subfalcine herniation. A fracture line is noted at the right temporal bone as well.

Case Discussion

Extradural hematoma is one form of extra-axial collection.  It is usually associated with trauma, the shaped said to represent a lemon, as opposed to a banana appearance with a subdural hematoma.

In 95% of cases a underlying fracture is present.

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Case information

rID: 22132
Published: 13th Mar 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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