[Traumatic extradural hematoma in childhood and normal early computed tomography: report of 2 cases]

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 1992 Sep;50(3):361-4.
[Article in Portuguese]


The cases of two children with traumatic extradural hematoma with an early normal CT scan are reported. Consciousness impairment occurred in them respectively 20 and 60 hours after admission, and CT at this occasion evidenced extradural hematoma. Serial neurological examinations are recommended for children with large traumatic cephalohematoma associated or not to skull fracture and in whom an initial early CT was normal, since they can lately develop extradural hematoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / complications*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*