Delayed epidural hematoma

Neuroradiology. 1991;33(3):253-4. doi: 10.1007/BF00588229.


A case of delayed epidural hematoma is described who had an initial computerized tomography (CT) scan reported as normal. Repeat CT scan at 48 h demonstrated a right temporal epidural hematoma. A skull fracture was not observed radiographically or at surgery. The world literature is reviewed and the criteria for repeat CT scanning is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / complications
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / etiology
  • Humans
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed