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2020 Apr 21

World Neurosurg

Acute-on-chronic vertex epidural hematoma with diastasis of the sagittal suture in an adult: a case report.


Klepinowski T, Kawalec P, Larysz M, Sagan L
World Neurosurg. 2020 Apr 21.
PMID: 32330616.


Vertex epidural hematoma (VEDH) is a rare intracranial mass constituting roughly 2,5% of all epidural hematomas. Bleeding usually derives from the superior sagittal sinus and presentation is often acute, seldom chronic. Fractures are common but diastasis of the sagittal suture in adults is unique. We hereby present a case combining these rare features along with diagnostic pitfalls and management.