Chronic epidural hematoma with rapid ossification

Jong Hee Chang, Jae Young Choi, Jin Woo Chang, Young Gou Park, Tai Seung Kim, Sang Sup Chung, Tai Seung Kim

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Abstract

Case report: The authors present a rare case of ossified chronic epidural hematoma. A 13-year-old female patient presented with an ossified chronic epidural hematoma. She had sustained a head injury about 10 weeks previously and had received conservative care for a delayed-onset epidural hematoma at a local hospital. Ossification was identified about 4 weeks after the head injury and then progressed rapidly. A chronic epidural hematoma with a thick collagenous capsule and newly formed bone was removed 73 days after the head injury. Conclusion: An epidural hematoma with mild symptoms can be treated conservatively. When, however, the hematoma is observed not to be naturally absorbed during serial follow-up examinations, surgical removal must be considered, even if the patient's condition is good, because this entity carries the risk of bone calcification and ossification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-716
Number of pages5
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgement This study was supported by the Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Yonsei University in 2001.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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