Epidural hematoma as a complication of sphenoid sinusitis and epidural abscess: a case report and literature review

Gul Moonis, Anamaria Granados, Scott L Simon
Clinical Imaging 2002, 26 (6): 382-5
Imaging is of paramount importance in early diagnosis of epidural abscess and its intracranial complications. Typical CT imaging features of an epidural abscess include a hypodense lentiform extra-axial collection with rim enhancement. We present a case of epidural abscess that was hyperdense on CT scan due to the presence of associated epidural hematoma. The literature is reviewed regarding this unusual complication of epidural abscess.

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