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Epidural hematoma underlying a linear temporal bone fracture in a 31-year-old man (CT)

Nonenhanced cranial CT scan (A) demonstrates a right temporal epidural hematoma (open arrow) without apparent fracture. When bone window attenuation settings are used, however, a nondisplaced fracture of the temporal bone (solid arrows) is demonstrated. (Contributed by Dr. Vincent Traynelis.)

Associated Disorders

  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Cerebral contusion
  • Cerebral edema
  • Communicating hydrocephalus
  • Depressed skull fracture
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Illicit drug intoxication
  • Intraparenchymal hematoma
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Linear skull fracture
  • Obstructive hydrocephalus
  • Scalp laceration
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Subgaleal hematoma
  • Transtentorial herniation
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Uncal herniation