Extradural Hematoma is a traumatic head injury. It is also known as epidural haemorrhage. Extradural Hematoma occurs when blood collects between the outer membrane of the nervous system and the skull. It usually occurs due to a skull fracture during childhood or adolescence. Typical symptom of Extradural Hematoma is loss of consciousness followed by alertness, then again loss of consciousness. Other symptoms are:
• Enlarged pupil
• Head injury
• Nausea or vomiting
• Weakness or numbness in any part of the body
HOW IS EXTRADURAL HEMATOMA DIAGNOSED?
The major cause of Extradural Hematoma is some form of head injury that leads to a fracture in the skull. In medical terms, when the brain is subjected to trauma, it results in Extradural Hematoma and the most common symptom of Extradural Hematoma is unconsciousness, severe headache, dizziness, fluid draining from the nose to or ears, shortness of breath, seizures, and many more.
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?
The problem with this injury is that most of the times, the signs are not clear. In 1938, an Indian cricketer was hit on the head with a ball. But as the day passes, the injury gets serious, leading to coma and then internal haemorrhage.