Delayed epidural hematoma without neurologic deficit

Ely Ashkenazi, Shlomo Constantini, Shlomo Pomeranz, Avraham I. Rivkind, Z. Harry Rappaport

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Abstract

Six patients with delayed epidural hematoma demonstrated by serial computed tomography scan are presented. Three of the patients had no neurologic deficit but suffered from severe headache. We suggest routinely performing repeat CT, before discharge, in patients having sustained head trauma with or without skull fracture, who suffer non-resolving headache, even when there is no neurologic deterioration. Serious symptomatology that may have occurred due to the development of delayed intracranial hematomas is thereby anticipated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-615
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes

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