Child's Nervous System

, Volume 18, Issue 1–2, pp 74–76

Epidural hematoma from a cranial eosinophilic granuloma

  • Juan F. Martínez-Lage
  • Mar Bermúdez
  • Enrique Martínez-Barba
  • José L. Fuster
  • Máximo Poza
Case Report

Abstract.

The formation of an epidural hematoma from an eosinophilic granuloma of the skull is an exceptional occurrence. A 9-year-old boy presented with severe headache, somnolence and vomiting following a minor head injury. Cranial computerized tomography scan showed a seemingly depressed skull fracture together with an epidural hematoma in evolution. A neoplasm and an epidural hematoma were removed at operation. Histopathological study of the excised mass confirmed the diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma.

Eosinophilic granuloma Histiocytosis X Intracranial epidural hematoma Langerhans' cell histiocytosis Skull neoplasm 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan F. Martínez-Lage
    • 1
  • Mar Bermúdez
    • 2
  • Enrique Martínez-Barba
    • 3
  • José L. Fuster
    • 2
  • Máximo Poza
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Pediatric Neurosurgery, 4-planta, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Hospital, National Institute of Health, 30120 El Palmar, Murcia, SpainSpain
  2. 2.Section of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Hospital, 30120 El Palmar, Murcia, SpainSpain
  3. 3.Service of Pathology, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Hospital, 30120 El Palmar, Murcia, SpainSpain

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