„Verschwinden“ des Epiduralhämatoms im Verlauf

Translated title of the contribution: “Disappearance” of an epidural hematoma

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Abstract

Spontaneous rapid resolution, redistribution or drainage (disappearance) of an acute epidural hematoma within 24 h has occasionally been reported, mostly in younger traumatized persons. The mechanism could be drainage of the hematoma through an overlying skull fracture into the subgaleal and subcutaneous space caused by increasing brain swelling and intracranial pressure. This was the case in an 85-year-old cyclist who suffered severe craniocerebral trauma in a traffic accident. The epidural hematoma detected by emergency computed tomography (CT) was no longer visible in the control CT 8 h later (and the autopsy). All that was found was a massive intracerebral bleeding and accompanying brain edema.

Translated title of the contribution“Disappearance” of an epidural hematoma
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalRechtsmedizin
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 3 2014

Keywords

  • Autopsy
  • Cranial cerebral trauma
  • Remission, spontaneous
  • Skull fracture
  • Tomography, x-ray computed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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