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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2012;25(4):275-277.
Acute Traumatic intracranial Epidural Hematoma in a 4-month-old Infant after a Fall down: A Case Report
Sung Hwa Paeng
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea. shpaeng@empas.com
두부외상 후 의식 명료기 이후 악화된 4개월된 영아에서
발생된 급성 두 개내 경막외 혈종
팽 성 화
인제대학교 부산백병원 신경외과
Received: 9 November 2012   • Revised: 26 November 2012   • Accepted: 1 December 2012
An eipdural hematoma in an infant is a very rare entity. We report a case of an acute traumatic intracranial epidural hematoma that developed with a lucid interval in a 4-month-old infant after a fall down from a bed. The infant was admitted at the emergency room. The child had initially cried and may have had a decreased level of consciouseness due to brain injury, but then returned to normal level of consciousness for several hours prior to admission. However, the infant had vomited twice after taking milk and then was lethargic. The brain CT revealed a lentiform-shaped huge hematoma on the right parietal area with a midline shift of 8 mm. An osteoplastic craniotomy was performed, and the intracranial epidural hematoma was totally removed. Postoperatively, the infant recovered well and was dischaged.
Key Words: Epidural hematoma; Lentiform


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