Traumatic epidural hematoma in children

Giovanni Rocchi, Emanuela Caroli, Antonino Raco, Maurizio Salvati, Roberto Delfini

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of childhood acute epidural hematoma and to report our experience in recent years. A series of 35 patients below the age of 15 years treated for acute epidural hematoma at our institution between June 1991 and December 2000 was analyzed in detail. Pediatric epidural hematoma presents both age-related and atypical features when compared with epidural hematoma in adults. In selected cases, prompt surgical evacuation of the hematoma results in an excellent outcome. Outcomes seem to be directly related to the patient's preoperative neurologic status and the presence of associated intracranial lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-572
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume20
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Rocchi, G., Caroli, E., Raco, A., Salvati, M., & Delfini, R. (2005). Traumatic epidural hematoma in children. Journal of Child Neurology, 20(7), 569-572.