An Extradural Hematoma, in medical terms, is a collection of blood in the space between the skull and the outer protective lining that covers the brain. While Extradural Hematoma is a serious condition and requires immediate action because if it is left untreated, it results in brain damage and eventually death.
HOW IS EXTRADURAL HEMATOMA DIAGNOSED?
The general physician would want to do a CT scan or MRI immediately after seeing these symptoms. Since this is associated with external injuries, a delay may be fatal.
HOW IS EXTRADURAL HEMATOMA TREATED?
Surgical removal of the Extradural Hematoma is the only procedures implemented. In this process, the Extradural Hematoma is removed from the brain through the burr hole. This is a very serious kind of surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is a risk of permanent brain injury even if an intracranial extradural haematoma is treated. This may lead to weakness on one side of the body, speech problems, fits (seizures), etc. Sometimes these symptoms can improve over time with treatments such as physiotherapy or speech therapy.