Medical Definition of Epidural haematoma

1. A serious type of head injury that is characterised by a collection of blood that lies outside of the dura mater (between the dura mater and the skull). Occurs secondary to major head trauma. The most common location on the skull for this type of injury is over the temple. The temporal bone when fractured can cause a tearing of an epidural blood artery. The progressive accumulation of blood (haematoma) in the epidural space leads to the development of neurologic symptoms and coma. Treatment includes surgical evacuation of the haematoma. (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epidural Haematoma

epididymo-orchitis
epididymoplasty
epididymotomy
epididymovasectomy
epididymovasostomy
epidote
epidotes
epidotic
epidural
epidural abscess
epidural anaesthesia
epidural anaesthetic
epidural anesthesia
epidural block
epidural cavity
epidural haematoma (current term)
epidural injection
epidural meningitis
epidural neoplasms
epidural space
epidurally
epidurals
epidurography
epieikeia
epiestriol
epifamilies
epifamily
epifascial
epifauna
epifaunae

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