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IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences

Clinico-radiological correlation with outcome in EDH in paediatric age group -a two year study in a tertiary care hospital

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Author Details : Gajbhare Sunil Venkati*, Partha Sarathi Dutta, Pulak Deb, Sumit Deb

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 132-136

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Introduction: Aim of the study was to assess the correlation between clinico -radiological features with
outcome in traumatic extradural hematoma in paediatric age group at a tertiary care hospital in Kolkata.
Materials and Methods: Total of 47 cases of traumatic paediatric extradural hematoma were analysed
prospectively for the period of two years to find out the clinic-radiological pattern with outcome in study
group patients.
Results: Maximum number of patients were between 1-5 years (55.32%) and male patients slightly
outnumbered female (55.32% male vs 44.68% female). Loss of consciousness was the most common
clinical presentation. Pretreatment GCS score was found to be directly related to the speed of recovery
and outcome. Those in whom there were other associated intracranial injuries showed relatively poor
recovery. No sex difference was seen in outcome. Location and volume of EDH did not seem to influence
the outcome.
Conclusion: Traumatic extradural hematoma in children is an uncommon trauma sequel. Most commonly
EDH in children is due to fall from height and Road traffic accident. Classical presentation with lucid
interval is uncommon and has no direct effect on outcome. Associated intracranial injuries are common
and affect outcome. EDH volume itself does not affect the outcome if timely intervention is done. GCS
score at presentation is the most important factor determining the outcome.

Keywords: Extradural Hematoma (EDH), Paediatric Age Group, Traumatic

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijn.2019.020

How to cite : Venkati G S, Dutta P S, Deb P, Deb S, Clinico-radiological correlation with outcome in EDH in paediatric age group -a two year study in a tertiary care hospital. IP Indian J Neurosci 2019;5(3):132-136

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