Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 266--269

Intracranial extradural hematoma: Spontaneous rapid decompression - not resolution


Abdul Rashid Bhat, Uday Singh Raswan, Altaf Rehman Kirmani 
 Department of Neurosurgery, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Abdul Rashid Bhat
Department of Neurosurgery, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar - 190 011, Jammu and Kashmir
India

The surgical option to evacuate an intracranial extradural hematoma (EDH) was postponed in a 2-year-old female child who appeared fully alert and active after a brief spell of unconsciousness following a fall from height. The child was received, with a swelling on and around the right parietal eminence, by the emergency staff just half an hour after the time of injury. The immediate X-ray skull and first computed tomography (CT) scan head showed a parietal bone fracture, EDH, and cephalhematoma. However, follow-up CT scan head after about 4΍ h revealed the dramatic absence of EDH but increased size and bogginess of cephalhematoma. The EDH had transported into subgaleal space resulting in a decompression of intracranial compartment in <5 h, thereby preventing surgical intervention but necessitating monitoring, though there was no back flow intracranially.


How to cite this article:
Bhat AR, Raswan US, Kirmani AR. Intracranial extradural hematoma: Spontaneous rapid decompression - not resolution.J Pediatr Neurosci 2015;10:266-269


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Bhat AR, Raswan US, Kirmani AR. Intracranial extradural hematoma: Spontaneous rapid decompression - not resolution. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Sep 26 ];10:266-269
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