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Coup-contrecoup injury pattern in acute head trauma
Contributed by Bálint Botz
The coup-contrecoup injury pattern also doubles as a search pattern. In direct head trauma whenever possible obtain the site of impact (soft tissue injury is only visible in substantial minority) of cases. Absence of an unequivocal coup injury unfortunately does not rule out the possibility of a contre coup per…
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