IJNS 2016; 05(03): 163-171
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588038
Short Illustrated Review
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Chronic Extradural Hematomas: An Illustrative Case Report and Review of Literature

Rajeev Sharma
1  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Satish Kumar Verma
1  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Sumit Sinha
1  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Publication History

29 February 2016

31 May 2016

Publication Date:
05 December 2016 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

With the easy availability of computed tomography scanning, the majority of large extradural hematomas are identified and evacuated early. Hence, a large chronic extradural hematoma (CEDH) is rarely encountered in current clinical practice. The authors describe an interesting case of a large bifrontal CEDH associated with superior sagittal sinus injury in a 32-year-old man. We also present a review of 43 cases available in the literature, and discuss various concepts of classification of CEDHs and their management.

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