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November 1954

ACUTE EPIDURAL HEMATOMA IN INFANTS: Brief Review and Report of a Case

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AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;88(5):618-620. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050100620009

EPIDURAL hematoma is well recognized as occurring most frequently in young and middle adult life and infrequently in childhood. The following case is reported to stress that such a lesion may follow craniocerebral trauma in a very young child.

REPORT OF A CASE  C. H. (Case E-27015) was seen soon after admission to the neurosurgical service of the Columbus Hospital on referral by Dr. J. A. March, of Shelby, Mont. The following is the initial history and neurologic findings and impression dictated at that time (about 3 a. m., July 5)."This child was said to have been entirely well until about 9 p. m., July 4, 1953, when she fell from the cab of a pick-up truck, incurring a head injury. The truck was not moving at the time, and the injury was a result of the fall only. The child was said to have cried immediately and seemed