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Definition of extradural haemorrhage

Haemorrhage into the potential space between dura and bone

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Most common cause of EDH

Middle meningeal artery rupture

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Classical CT appearance of EDH

Lens shaped hyperdense structure at site of trauma

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What may be the consequence of untreated EDH?

Flattening of the gyrae underlining the site of haemorrhage; herniation; brainstem compression

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What pattern of consciousness is characteristic of EDH?

"Lucid interval" after initial drowsiness post-injury

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Symptoms of EDH

Falling GCS
Severe headache
Vomiting
Confusion

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Management of EDH

Surgical clot evacuation +/- ligation of bleeding vessel