Thirty five infants and children with intracranial epidural hematomas are presented. All were treated with craniotomy (31 supratentorial and 4 posterior fossa) and there was no mortality. The Glasgow Coma Scale was applied to 20 patients 3 years old or older and our Modified Glasgow Coma Scale was applied to 15 patients younger than 3 years. Both scales failed to predict the postoperative outcome of each patient. Thirty-two patients had good recovery and 3 were moderately disabled. The importance of prompt diagnosis achieved by computed tomography and immediate surgical evacuation of the epidural hematoma is emphasized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Rivista di Neuroscienze Pediatriche|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health