Child's Nervous System

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 224–228 | Cite as

Posterior fossa extradural hematomas in children: report of nine cases

  • A. V. Ciurea
  • L. Nuteanu
  • N. Simionescu
  • S. Georgescu
Original Papers


Extradural post-traumatic posterior fossa hematoma is a rare condition estimated to complicate about 0.13% of all craniocerebral injureis, and represents 5.8% of the entire group of extradural hematomas in our records. Nine cases of posterior fossa extradural hematomas are presented. 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. The postoperative evolution was good.

Key words

Craniocerebral injury Extradural hematoma Occipital fracture Posterior fossa extradural hematomas Computed tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Ciurea
    • 1
  • L. Nuteanu
    • 1
  • N. Simionescu
    • 2
  • S. Georgescu
    • 3
  1. 1.Pediatric Department, Neurosurgical ClinicDr. G. Marinescu HospitalBucharest IVRomania
  2. 2.Computed Tomographic Unit, Neurosurgical ClinicDr. G. Marinescu HospitalBucharest IVRomania
  3. 3.Computed Tomographic UnitFundeni Clinical HospitalBucharestRomania

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