Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
versión impresa ISSN 0004-282X
OLIVEIRA, Mauro A.; ARAUJO, João F.M. y BALBO, Roque J.. Hematoma extradural da fossa posterior: relato de sete casosExtradural hematoma of the posterior fossa: report of seven eases.. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1993, vol.51, n.2, pp. 243-246. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1993000200016.
Hematomas of the posterior fossa are an uncommon complication of head injury. Almost invariably they occur after trauma of the occiput, and are associated with skull fracture. Their diagnosis and management have been greatly improved by CT scanning. In the present series ,the majority of patients had acute evolution indicating the potential hazard of conservative treatment. Our results (29% mortality) are similar to those previously reported in other series.
Palabras clave : extradural hematoma; head injury; skull fracture; cerebellum.