Hematocrit effect

The hematocrit effect with fluid-fluid levels is the result by layering of heavier cellular elements of blood located dependent to a liquid supernatant. It can 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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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: acute-on-chronic subdural hematoma
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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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