Neurological Surgery No Shinkei Geka Volume 22, Issue 1 (January 1994)

Ossified Epidural Hematomas:Report of two cases Yoshikatsu KAWATA 1 , Masayuki KUNIMOTO 2 , Kazuhiro SAKO 3 , Masaaki HASHIMOTO 4 , Nozomi SUZUKI 5 , Shoichirou OHGAMI 1 , Yukichi YONEMASU 1 1Department of Neurosurgery, Asahikawa Medical College 2Department of Neurosurgery, Megumino Hospital 3Department of Neurosurgery, Nayoro General Hospital 4Abashiri Neurosurgical Hospital 5Kitami Red Cross Hospital Keyword: Epidural hematoma , Calcification , Ossification , Children pp.51-54
Published Date 1994/1/10
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Two cases of ossified epidural hematomas were re-ported. Patients were nine and twelve year-old boys. In-itially they were both followed up conservatively after injuries. Subsequently they were found on CT scan to have calcifications in the capsules of epidural hematomas which were found four months after injury in one case and twelve days after injury in the other. Both under-went craniotomy and histological ossification was found in the capsules of the hematomas.

Epidural hematomas in children are known to ossify, and this condition may prevent natural absorption of epidural hematomas. Therefore, careful follow up of hematomas seems to be mandatory on conservative ther-apy of epidural hematomas in children.

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Neurological Surgery 脳神経外科
22巻1号 (1994年1月)
電子版ISSN 1882-1251 印刷版ISSN 0301-2603 医学書院