Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery

Volume 13, Issue 2 (April 2023)

ISSN Print: 2163-0569   ISSN Online: 2163-0585

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Intracranial Calcified Extradural Hematoma about a Case

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DOI: 10.4236/ojmn.2023.132009    80 Downloads   492 Views  


Introduction: Extradural hematoma is a common pathology in our department. The natural history of small-volume hematoma is usually towards resorption. In rare cases, the hematoma calcifies and compresses the brain. We report an extradural hematoma in a 15-year-old boy who had a road traffic accident on February 2011. The brain CT-scan performed the following day revealed a small right frontal extradural hematoma. During hospitalization, he had a fever of 40 degrees with convulsions and the blood culture isolated the coagulase-negative staphylococci and Group D streptococci. When his conscience was restored, hemiparesis and dysarthria were observed. The control brain CT-scan performed 2 weeks after the trauma showed early resorption of the hematoma. Two months after the trauma, the brain CT-scan showed calcification of the hematoma. He underwent surgery in April 2011 to remove the calcification. The sequels were hemiparesis and posttraumatic epilepsy. Conclusion: The evolution of a small non-operated extradural hematoma can be done towards calcification thus requiring surgery.

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Kanikomo, D. , Diallo, M. , Tokpa, A. , Sogoba, Y. , Koumaré, I. , Diarra, M. , Sogoba, B. , Diallo, O. , Dama, M. , Coulibaly, O. , Coulibaly, M. and Kanikomo, A. (2023) Intracranial Calcified Extradural Hematoma about a Case. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 13, 69-73. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2023.132009.

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