extradural haemorrhage

epidural hemorrhage

Haemorrhage into the epidural space, which occurs in 10% of patients with severe head trauma; 80% are associated with skull fractures, especially of the temporal bone; many of these disrupt the middle meningeal artery, veins, dural-venous sinuses, and skull vessels.

Clinical findings
Continued bleeding causes intracranial hypertension, uncal herniation and, if untreated, death.

ex·tra·du·ral hem·or·rhage

(eks'tră-dūr'ăl hem'ŏr-ăj)
An accumulation of blood between the skull and the dura mater.
Synonym(s): epidural hematoma, extradural haemorrhage.

extradural haemorrhage

Bleeding between the skull and the outer layer of brain lining (the dura mater). This usually results from a skull fracture, is often slow and insidious, and is very dangerous. A person who recovers consciousness after a head injury and then lapses once again into coma, probably has an extradural haemorrhage and is likely to be in grave danger.

ex·tra·du·ral hem·or·rhage

(eks'tră-dūr'ăl hem'ŏr-ăj)
Extravasation of blood between cranium and dura mater.
Synonym(s): extradural haemorrhage.
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The other pathologies (subarachnoid, subdural and extradural haemorrhage, and base of skull fractures) occurred at a remarkably lower rate.
The cause of death was extradural haemorrhage and blunt-force head injury, an inquest found.
Home Office pathologist, Dr Edmund Tapp, told the court that Mr Hall - who was 5ft 6ins tall - died of an extradural haemorrhage after suffering a skull fracture caused by a blunt force impact.