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TitleExtradural haemorrhage in infancy and childhood
AuthorsMolloy CJ, McCaul KA, McLean AJ, North JB, Simpson DA
Year1990
TypeJournal Article
AbstractOne hundred and two paediatric cases of extradural haemorrhage (EDH) were treated in Adelaide, South Australia, during the period 1954- 1988; 10 were infants (0-2 years) and 92 were children (2- 14 years). There were 9 deaths (mortality 8.8%). Long-term disabilities severe enough to interfere with school and/or employment were seen in 8 (7.8%) survivors. This relatively low number of adverse outcomes is partly an expression of a low incidence (5.9%) of associated intradural haematomas and few high velocity impacts due to vehicular accidents. There is reason to believe that the results of treatment have improved in the decade 1977- 1988. We attribute this in part to early diagnosis by computed tomography (CT), but a contributory factor may be earlier referrals from country centres to a paediatric trauma centre and rapid transfer, by air or road, by medical retrieval teams.
Journal TitleChild's Nervous System
Journal Volume (Issue)6
Page Range383-387
Page Count5

Reference
Molloy CJ, McCaul KA, McLean AJ, North JB, Simpson DA (1990) 'Extradural haemorrhage in infancy and childhood', Child's Nervous System, 6, pp 383-387.