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Posterior fossa subdural haematomas
  1. John Miles,
  2. A. V. Medlery1
  1. Regional Department of Medical and Surgical Neurology, Walton Hospital, Liverpool


    Traumatic posterior fossa subdural haematomas are rare and, while part of a major head injury, may give little warning of their presence. A definite proportion of cases will be well enough to exhibit progressive and recognizable posterior fossa signs that might include occipital headache, raised intracranial pressure, lateralized cerebellar or brain-stem signs, and a fracture of the occipital bone. These cases will be readily amenable to investigation and cure by evacuation of the causative haematoma.

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    • 1 Present address: St John's Medical College, Bangalore 34, India.