Non operative management of acute extradural hematomas in children

J Neurosurg Sci. Apr-Jun 1992;36(2):85-8.


The Authors have reported a series of 15 patients with acute epidural hematomas (EDHs) that were not evacuated surgically. These EDHs were diagnosed 6 hours after injury and were followed by serial CT scanning. All patients showed resolution of the hematoma on CT scanning over a period of 2 to 5 weeks. Factors that influence outcome of medical treatment have been discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome