Pediatric intracranial epidural hematoma outcome

Pediatric intracranial epidural hematoma outcome

Regardless of the intracranial epidural hematoma size, the clinical status of the patients, the abnormal pupillary findings, or the cause of injury, the outcome and prognosis of the pediatric intracranial epidural hematoma are excellent 1).

Mortality can be significantly reduced with gratifying results if operated early. Best motor response at presentation, pupillary abnormalities, time between injury to surgery, and location of hematoma have been identified as the important factors determining outcome in patients of EDH2) 3) 4) 5).

Binder et al., found that immediate as well as delayed surgical evacuation of EDH resulted in excellent outcomes in most cases. Conservative treatment was started in 76% of our cases – however needing in 35% delayed surgical intervention. Overall in all groups excellent final clinical and neurological outcomes could be reached 6).

Of all laboratory data obtained on admission, the blood potassiumpH and glucose test results correlated significantly with prognosis. Prognosis can be adequately and expeditiously estimated by selected markers within a comprehensive evaluation of children with AEH 7).



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