European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 153, Issue 3, pp 198–201 | Cite as

The management of epidural haematomas — surgical versus conservative treatment

  • E. Lahat
  • M. Livne
  • J. Barr
  • J. Schiffer
  • G. Eshel
Original Paper


We treated 14 children and infants during 1990–1993 who suffered severe head trauma with consequent epidural haematomas. We tried, in accordance with several recent publications, to follow part of them conservatively. The report describes the clinical and radiological features of these patients and discusses the criteria for conservative management of epidural haematoma in paediatric patients. The relevant literature is reviewed

Key words

Epidural haematomas Head trauma 



acute epidural haematoma


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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Lahat
    • 1
  • M. Livne
    • 2
  • J. Barr
    • 2
  • J. Schiffer
    • 3
  • G. Eshel
    • 2
  1. 1.Paediatric Neurology UnitAssaf Harofeh Medical CentreZerifinIsrael
  2. 2.Paediatric Intensive Care UnitAssaf Harofeh Medical CentreZerifinIsrael
  3. 3.Neurosurgical DepartmentAssaf Harofeh Medical CentreZerifinIsrael

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