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Posterior fossa extradural hematomas in children.
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PMID:  8422326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Posterior fossa extradural hematomas (PFEHs) are less frequent than supratentorial extradural hematomas. 9 children operated on for PFEH are reported. There were 5 boys and 4 girls aged from 1 to 16 years. The mode of injury was fall in 6 and traffic accident in 3 cases. Diagnosis of PFEH was made by computed tomography (CT) scanning in 8 cases. In 1 patient, who deteriorated suddenly, respiratory arrest developed before surgery, and the patient died in spite of evacuation of the hematoma. CT scanning enables early diagnosis and reveals the associated supratentorial lesions. Prompt surgical evacuation of PFEHs is the treatment of choice.
Y Ersahin; S Mutluer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-25     Completed Date:  1993-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Aegean University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology*,  surgery
Brain Injuries / surgery
Child, Preschool
Cranial Fossa, Posterior
Glasgow Coma Scale
Hematoma / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Neurologic Examination
Skull Fractures
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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