Cerebral contusion

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

Presentation

Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male
CT

Bilateral haemorrhagic cerebral contusions are noted in the posterior parietal lobes opposite to the site of trauma, which is evident by the right frontal subcutaneous edema.

Case Discussion

Coup-contrecoup phenomenon is a pattern of injury that is evident on the side opposite to the site of head trauma. In the current case bilateral haemorrhagic cerebral contusions are seen in the parietal lobes opposite the site of frontal trauma. 

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Case information

rID: 48869
Case created: 27th Oct 2016
Last edited: 4th Apr 2017
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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