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Mesh term Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial

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Hematoma
Intracranial Hemorrhage, Traumatic
Intracranial Hemorrhages

Description

Accumulation of blood in the EPIDURAL SPACE between the SKULL and the DURA MATER, often as a result of bleeding from the MENINGEAL ARTERIES associated with a temporal or parietal bone fracture. Epidural hematoma tends to expand rapidly, compressing the dura and underlying brain. Clinical features may include HEADACHE; VOMITING; HEMIPARESIS; and impaired mental function.



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