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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 956849, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/956849
Case Report

Spontaneous Rapid Resolution of Acute Epidural Hematoma in Childhood

1Yüzüncü Yıl University, School of Medicine, Van, Turkey
2Bozok University, School of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey
3Akdeniz University, School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey

Received 3 October 2013; Revised 19 October 2013; Accepted 10 November 2013

Academic Editor: Di Lazzaro Vincenzo

Copyright © 2013 Ismail Gülşen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acute epidural hematoma is a critical emergency all around the world, and its aggressive diagnosis and treatment are of vital importance. Emergent surgical evacuation of the hematoma is known as standard management; however, conservative procedures are also used for small ones. Spontaneous rapid resolution of these hematomas has also been reported in eight pediatric cases. Various theories have been proposed to explain the underlying pathophysiology of this resolution. Herein, we are reporting a new pediatric case with spontaneously resolving acute epidural hematoma 12 hours after admission to the emergency room.