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Epidural hematoma: report of seven cases with delayed evolution of symptoms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7116239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Epidural hematomas occasionally have a prolonged clinical course with gradual evolution of the neurologic symptoms. Seven such cases are reviewed in this report. Although the clinical course is insidious, there are certain features which should signal the presence of a slowly expanding hematoma. After an apparently minor head injury, the patient who is usually in the younger age group, develops headache. This persists and is accompanied by other non-specific neurologic symptoms which may lead to a mistaken diagnosis of "post-concussion syndrome". Papilledema and focal neurologic deficits eventually appear. Definitive diagnosis is made by the CT scan, although contrast enhancement may be necessary to confirm the nature of the lesion. The treatment is craniotomy and evacuation of the hematoma before serious neurologic deterioration occurs.
B G Benoit; N A Russell; M T Richard; H Hugenholtz; E C Ventureyra; S H Choo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0317-1671     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1982 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-02     Completed Date:  1982-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415227     Medline TA:  Can J Neurol Sci     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
Brain Injuries / diagnosis
Cerebral Angiography
Chronic Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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