Acute epidural hematoma related to cesarean section in a neonate with Chiari II malformation

Citation
Y. Akiyama et al., Acute epidural hematoma related to cesarean section in a neonate with Chiari II malformation, CHILD NERV, 17(4-5), 2001, pp. 290-293
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pediatrics
Journal title
CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
ISSN journal
0256-7040 → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
4-5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
290 - 293
Database
ISI
SICI code
0256-7040(200104)17:4-5<290:AEHRTC>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
We present a rare case of acute epidural hematoma in a newborn infant with congenital hydrocephalus that was related to Chiari II malformation. The he matoma was attributed to the application of excessive suction with a vacuum extractor during cesarean section. The clinical characteristics of neonata l epidural hematoma were analyzed after a review of 18 cases in the literat ure, and diagnosis and treatment are discussed with reference to the result s. We propose that careful follow-up is essential in neonates with cephaloh ematoma, and that a computed tomography (CT) study should be performed imme diately if an infant's head circumference is discovered to be enlarging or if the anterior fontanel bulges.