Neuroradiology

, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp 551–552 | Cite as

Calcified convexity dura mater and acute epidural haematoma mimicking calcified chronic subdural haematoma

  • Y. Miyagi
  • T. Morioka
  • Y. Kimura
  • M. Fukui
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Abstract

We report a patient with calcification of the convexity dura mater and an acute epidural haematoma. CT revealed a calcified layer between the haematoma and brain parenchyma, which mimicked acute bleeding into a calcified chronic subdural haematoma. The appearance of a calcified haematoma does not always mean a “chronic” lesion, and that emergency operation should not be foregone, when there is a history of acute head trauma and progressive impairment of consciousness.

Key words

Calcification, dura mater Acute epidural haematoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Miyagi
    • 2
  • T. Morioka
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. Kimura
    • 3
  • M. Fukui
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery Neurological Institute, Faculty of MedicineKyushu University 60FukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Neurosurgical ServiceKimura Surgical HospitalFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryKimura Surgical HospitalFukuokaJapan

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