Definition: A type of closed head injury caused by bleeding between the dura mater and the skull. Epidural hematomas may not show any signs of injury at first, then develop quickly into severe symptoms like coma. If untreated, epidural hematoma is often fatal.
Pronunciation: eh-pah-DIR-ral HE-ma-toe-ma
Also Known As: Doctors sometimes refer to this injury as Talk and Die Syndrome.