Spontaneous evacuation of hyperacute extradural hematoma: two illustrative case reports

Mahesh Krishna Pillai, Rajeev Kariyattil, Venkatesh Govindaraju, Koshy Kochummen

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Spontaneous drainage of extradural hematoma (EDH) through a skull fracture is rare, with only 14 cases reported to date. Five of these belong to pediatric age group. The authors report two cases of spontaneous evacuation of acute EDH, in children, with two differing types of skull fractures, one being an elevated fracture. The context, in which the terminologies of “spontaneous evacuation” and “spontaneous resolution” to be used, is clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017



  • Calvarium
  • Elevated fracture
  • Extradural hematoma
  • Spontaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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