Child's Nervous System

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 262–264 | Cite as

Extradural hematoma causing venous sinus obstruction and pseudotumor cerebri syndrome

  • Brian K. OwlerEmail author
  • Michael Besser
Case Report


Case report

The case of a small right occipital extradural hematoma in a 10-year-old girl is presented. The patient had bifrontal occipital headache out of proportion to the size of the hematoma, as well as diplopia. MR venography revealed compression and occlusion of the dominant right transverse sinus resulting in a pseudotumor cerebri syndrome.


The relationship between venous sinus obstruction and the pseudotumor syndrome is discussed. Clinicians should be aware of the possible effects of an extra-axial collection on the cerebral venous sinuses.


Extradural hematoma Venous sinus stenosis Pseudotumor cerebri 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TY Nelson Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Royal Alexandra Hospital for ChildrenThe Children’s Hospital at WestmeadSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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