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Treatment of cranial epidural hematoma in a neonate by needle aspiration of a communicating cephalhematoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19834739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A newborn presented on day 15 of life with an epidural hematoma, extending through a diastatic sutura squamosa in an external cephalhematoma. There was no skull fracture. The cephalhematoma was punctured twice with 24-h interval, reducing both the cephalhematoma and the epidural component. In the absence of neurological signs or symptoms, aspirating a cephalhematoma to evacuate the communicating epidural hematoma in a newborn infant may avoid more invasive surgical intervention.
Koenraad Jan Smets; Dimitri Vanhauwaert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  169     ISSN:  1432-1076     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-10     Completed Date:  2010-06-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Injuries / complications
Drainage / methods*
Hematoma / radiography,  surgery*
Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / radiography,  surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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