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Rapid resolution of infantile acute subdural hematoma: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16035574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subdural hematomas in infants are uncommon but usually result from non-accidental trauma or from trauma associated with motor vehicle accidents. This report describes the case of an infant with a traumatic acute subdural hematoma that resolved within 65 hours. A 23-month-old boy fell from a height of approximately 10 m. Brain computed tomography disclosed a left subdural hematoma with midline shift. The associated clots resolved spontaneously within 65 hours of the injury. Although they may mimic more clinically significant subdural hematomas, such collections of clots are likely to be located at least partly within the subarachnoid space. Their recognition may influence decisions regarding both surgical evacuation and the likelihood of non-accidental injury. Clinical and radiographic features distinguishing these "disappearing subdural hematomas" from more typical subdural hematomas are discussed.
Shu-Hung Huang; Hui-Mi Lee; Ching-Kuo Lin; Aij-Lie Kwan; Shen-Long Howng; Joon-Khim Loh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1607-551X     ISO Abbreviation:  Kaohsiung J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-22     Completed Date:  2005-08-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960562     Medline TA:  Kaohsiung J Med Sci     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery , Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Hematoma, Subdural, Acute / radiography*
Time Factors

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