Epidural hematoma: A hematoma between the cranium (skull) and the brain's tissue-like covering, which is known as the dura. Epidural hematoma is usually caused by a full-on blow to the head, and is often associated with a skull fracture. Diagnosis is usually by CAT scan. Treatment is by trepanation: drilling through the skull to drain the excess blood.
n. An accumulation of blood between the skull and the dura mater . Also called epidural hematoma
Epidural hematoma (ie, accumulation of blood in the potential space between dura and bone) may be intracranial (EDH) or spinal (SEDH) (see the image below).
Epidural hematoma (EDH) is a traumatic accumulation of blood between the inner table of the skull and the stripped-off dural membrane.
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epidural hematoma n. See extradural hemorrhage . ... American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary: epidural hematoma