Flashcards in Extradural haemorrhage Deck (7):
Definition of extradural haemorrhage
Haemorrhage into the potential space between dura and bone
Most common cause of EDH
Middle meningeal artery rupture
Classical CT appearance of EDH
Lens shaped hyperdense structure at site of trauma
What may be the consequence of untreated EDH?
Flattening of the gyrae underlining the site of haemorrhage; herniation; brainstem compression
What pattern of consciousness is characteristic of EDH?
"Lucid interval" after initial drowsiness post-injury
Symptoms of EDH