102 children treated surgically for intracranial extradural haematoma from 1982 to 1991 were evaluated retrospectively and their prognosis was compared with 387 adults treated during the same period. Children had a better prognosis than adults even with a low Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score at surgery. Children had a higher incidence of frontal and posterior fossa haematomas. The GCS score and the associated parenchymal injuries had a strong correlation with the outcome both in adult and children, whereas the site of haematoma had no correlation with the final outcome.
- Extradural haematoma
- Paediatric extradural haematoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology