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Epidural Hematoma
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How does an Epidural Hematoma form?
 
Fractured skull causing an EDH  

MECHANISM OF INJURY

A patient will get a traumatic skull fracture, usually of the temporal bone. This lacerates the middle meningeal artery along the dura. Bleeding occurs and an epidural hematoma is formed. After the injury, a patient may be fine, have a lucid period, then rapidly deteriorate into coma. Click on the arrow to the right to see an EDH form.

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EDH labeled anatomy