Posterior fossa epidural hematoma in children
Because of the non-specific symptoms and the potential for rapid and fatal deterioration of Posterior fossa epidural hematoma in children, an early computed tomography (CT) scanning is necessary for all suspicious cases.
In nine cases.The clinical picture was dominated by headache, vomiting, and gait ataxia. An occipital fracture was seen in 77.7% of the patients. In all cases, the diagnosis was made by computed tomography. 1).
The absence of an occipital skull fracture or the presence of normal pulse rate and blood pressure should not influence the decision. Lumbar puncture is absolutely contraindicated 3).
Torrential venous bleeding can be a major problem due to rupture of the adjacent sinuses. Timely intervention is crucial for achieving good outcome, keeping in view a low threshold for surgical evacuation 8).