Childhood extradural haematomas, not always obvious

Br J Clin Pract. 1990 Oct;44(10):420-1.


Extradural haematomas in children are rare, but they may occur following a trivial head injury. We report a case where, following an unrecognised head injury to a three-year-old child, the insidious non-specific presentation of the extradural haematoma led to delay in the diagnosis and treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
  • Hematoma / diagnosis*
  • Hematoma / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male