Acute epidural hematoma manifesting with monoplegia in a child: Case report
Hakan Ak 1 * , Sadiye Yolcu, Özlem Balbaloğlu
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1 Bozok University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery Yozgat, Turkey* Corresponding Author

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.

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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 2, 223-225

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

Publication date: 13 Jun 2013

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