Cerebral contusion

Case contributed by Heba Abdelmonem
Diagnosis certain



Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

Bilateral hemorrhagic 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 hemorrhagic cerebral contusions are seen in the parietal lobes opposite the site of frontal trauma. 

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.