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epidural hematoma in posterior fossa.
Methodology: This observational study was conducted in Department of
Neurosurgery Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar from 30th November 2009 to
29th November 2014. We collected data for both operated and non-operated
cases of traumatic posterior fossa epidural hematoma, of any gender and age.
Patients were followed for 6 months and all the data was analyzed by SPSS
version 20 and presented in figures.
Results: Total 34 patients were included in the study having age range from
5-60 years with mean age of 32.5±16.24 years. Males were 25(73.52%) and
females were 9(26.47%). The most common cause was motor vehicle accident
found in 15(44%) cases. seventeen (50%) patients were managed conservatively,
while 17(50%) were managed by surgery. Good outcome was found in
28(82.35%) and in remaining 6(17.64%) there was poor outcome.
Conclusion: The frequency of posterior fossa epidural hematoma was more
in males. Motor vehicle accident was the most common cause in this study.
Good outcome was found in a significant number of treated patients.
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