What is Extradural hematoma?
EDH, also known as an epidural hematoma, is a blood cluster that forms between the outer layer of the dura, called the endosteal layer, and the skull’s inner surface. The disease is usually associated with a history of head trauma and is frequently associated with a skull fracture. The source of bleeding is generally arterial, most commonly from a torn middle meningeal artery.
EDHs are typically biconvex in shape, and herniation can result in a mass effect. Sutures in the skull usually limit them, although venous sinuses do not. EDHs can be assessed using both CT and MRI. EDHs have a good prognosis when the blood clot is removed quickly (or managed conservatively when tiny).
Intracranial venous extradural hemorrhages are discussed separately from spinal epidural hemorrhages.
What are the symptoms of extradural hematoma?
You may lose consciousness due to a head injury, but this is not always the case. You may lose consciousness immediately after a head injury, followed by a ‘lucid interval’ of a few hours during which you appear pretty well and normal. Other symptoms you may have if you are awake include:
How is the diagnosis of Extradural hematoma made?
What are the treatments available for Extradural hematoma?
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