Acute epidural hematoma manifesting with monoplegia in a child: Case report

J Clin Exp Invest 2013;4(2):223-225.

https://doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.01.2013.02.0271

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Abstract

A seven year-old girl presented with left sided painless monoplegia at the lower extremity after falling from two meters height. Cranial computed tomography showed right sided fronto-parietal epidural hematoma. Urgent decompressive craniotomy for the evacuation of the he­matoma was performed. Patient discharged two weeks after admission with minimal loss of muscle strength. Fronto-parietal epidural hematomas may also manifest with monoplegia and early evacuation should be standard management.

Keywords

Epidural hematoma, monoplegia, computed tomography

Citation

Ak H, Yolcu S, Balbaloğlu Ö. Acute epidural hematoma manifesting with monoplegia in a child: Case report. J Clin Exp Invest. 2013;4(2):223-5. https://doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.01.2013.02.0271