Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
 
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-91

Calcified epidural hematoma in pediatric age group: A report of two cases


Department of Neurosurgery, JLN Hospital & Research Centre, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India

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S Hiran
Department of Neurosurgery, JLN Hospital & Research Centre, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Durg, Chhattisgarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.71716

PMID: 21808510

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The authors present a rare case of calcified (ossified) chronic epidural hematoma developed in a six-and-a-half-year-old female patient who was operated for cerebellar astrocytoma 6 months earlier. There was no history of trauma. Ossified epidural hematoma was seen as an incidental finding in the follow-up in computed tomography scan after 6 months of primary glioma surgery. Ossified chronic epidural hematoma with thick collagenous wall and newly formed bone on dura was excised. The development of calcified chronic subdural hematoma after decompressive intracranial surgery is a well-known occurrence, but the fact that a calcified epidural hematoma, which is rare and which can also develop after decompressive surgery, and the occurrence of calcified (ossified) epidural hematoma after postfossa a glioma surgery is not yet reported. The second case is a 9-year-old male anemic child with a history of fall while playing 5 months earlier who presented with headache of 3 months duration. He had bifrontal calcified epidural hematoma operated by craniotomy and excision of calcified dural edge.


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