Extradural hematoma complicating middle fossa arachnoid cyst

Ercole Galassi, Francesco Tognetti, Eugenio Pozzati, Franco Frank

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Two cases of post-traumatic extradural hematoma complicating an arachnoid cyst of the middle cranial fossa in children are described. While subdural and intracystic hemorrhages are well-known complications from this malformation, the association with extradural hematoma has never been previously reported in the literature. The pathogenetic mechanisms are discussed and the particular vulnerability of intracranial arachnoid cysts is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-308
Number of pages3
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986


  • Extradural hematoma
  • Head injury
  • Middle fossa arachnoid cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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