Extradural /Epidural Haematoma (EDH)

Extradural /Epidural Haematoma (EDH)Created OnMay 3, 2020Last Updated OnMay 3, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Radiology Extradural /Epidural Haematoma (EDH) < All Topics Table of Contents Lens-shaped collection has formed following trauma to the left side of the head resulting from injury to an intracranial artery, most commonly the middle meningeal artery. Leakage from an injured artery results in collection of blood which strips the dura mater away from the inner table of the skull. Note the collection of blood is limited at the points of the sutures There was no accompanying fracture in this case (don’t forget to check the bone windows) CT Brain – EDH with contracoup injury The dense (white) lens-shaped collection on the left indicates an acute extradural haematoma (EDH) The smaller intracerebral bleed on the opposite side is a “contracoup” injury (an injury on the opposite side to the site of impact) Contracoup injuries result from torsional or shearing forces due to acceleration-deceleration at the time of injury *Some of the image photo is taken from web, we do not own this, it’s for knowledge sharing purpose.

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