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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1986;15(4): 619-626.
Traumatic Epidural Hematomas of the Posterior Fossa.
Jin Ho Cho, Sam Suk Kang, Je Hyuk Lee, Jung Hyun Woo
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The authors represented an analysis on 10 patients with traumatic epidural hematomas of the posterior fossa who had treated successfully from January 1984 to October 1985. The result were summarized as follows ; 1) Age incidence comprised ranging from 4 to 62 years and 6 were males and 4 were females. 2) Site of hematoma was related with fracture site closely and bleeding source confirmed during operation was transverse sinus in 4 cases, occipital sinus in 1 case, fracture site in 3 cases and unknown in 2 cases and it had close relationship between fracture site and large venous sinus. 3) Outcome was good in most cases except death in 1 and moderate disability in 1 case. Factors contributing to outcome were early detection and adequate treatment and also associated supratentorial injury.
Key Words: Epidural hematoma; Posterior fossa; Trauma; Skull fracture
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