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Epidural hematomas may present with a lucid period immediately following the trauma and a delay before symptoms become evident. After the epidural hematoma begins collecting, it starts to compress intracranial structures which may impinge on the CN III.
Other manifestations will include weakness of the extremities on the opposite side as the lesion except in rare casesdue to compression of the crossed pyramid pathwaysand a loss of visual field opposite to the side of the lesion, due to compression of the posterior cerebral artery on the side of the lesion.
The most feared event that takes place is tonsillar herniation which could result in respiratory arrest since the medullary structures are compromised. The trigeminal nerve CN V may be involved late in the process as the pons becomes compressed, but this is not a significant clinical presentation, since by that time the patient may already be dead.
Epidural bleeding is rapid because it is usually from arteries, which are high pressure. Epidural bleeds from arteries can grow until they reach their peak size at six to eight hours post injury, spilling from 25 to 75 cubic centimeters of blood into the intracranial space.
Epidural bleeds can become large and raise intracranial pressurecausing the brain to shift, lose blood supply, or be crushed against the skull. Larger hematomas cause more damage. Epidural bleeds can quickly expand and compress the brainstemcausing unconsciousnessabnormal posturingand abnormal pupil responses to light.
Hemorrhages commonly result from acceleration-deceleration trauma and transverse forces. Epidural hematoma commonly results from a blow to the side of the head. The pterion region which overlies the middle meningeal artery is relatively weak and prone to injury.
Epidural hematoma is usually found on the same side of the brain that was impacted by the blow, but on very rare occasions it can be due to a contrecoup injury. Thus they expand inward toward the brain rather than along the inside of the skull, as occurs in subdural hematoma.
The lens-like shape of the hematoma causes the appearance of these bleeds to be "lentiform". Epidural hematomas may occur in combination with subdural hematomas, or either may occur alone. The lucid interval, which depends on the extent of the injury, is a key to diagnosing epidural hemorrhage.
If the patient is not treated with prompt surgical intervention, death is likely to follow. The grey area in the top left is organizing hematoma, causing midline shift and compression of the ventricle.
Non-contrast CT Scan of a traumatic acute hematoma in the left fronto-temporal area Treatment[ edit ] As with other types of intracranial hematomasthe blood may be removed surgically to remove the mass and reduce the pressure it puts on the brain.
If transfer to a facility with neurosurgery is prolonged trephination may be performed in the emergency department. He was playing real, or court, tennis "when he was struck by a ball a little above the right ear.
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