Haematocrit effect

The haematocrit effect with fluid-fluid levels is the result by layering of heavier cellular elements of blood located dependent to liquid supernatant may be seen on CT or MRI. It is most frequently seen in the setting of anticoagulation therapy or coagulopathy.

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rID: 21492
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hematocrit effect

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    Case 1: acute-on-chronic subdural haematoma
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    Case 2: acute SDH from anticoagulation
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    Case 3
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    Case 4: ICH due to anticoagulation
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