The danger of an ultra-early computed tomographic scan in a patient with an evolving acute epidural hematoma

Neurosurgery. 1991 Aug;29(2):258-60. doi: 10.1097/00006123-199108000-00016.


A case of an acute traumatic epidural hematoma that developed after an ultra-early computed tomographic scan of the head is discussed. Serial neurological examinations in patients with head injuries are recommended.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Injuries / surgery
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / surgery
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*