Cerebral contusion with acute extravasation of blood

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Head injury

Case Discussion

CTB demonstrates a large left frontal haemorrhagic cerebral contusion with associated traumatic SAH and SDH

CTA demonstrates continued haemorrhage as demonstrated by a globular pooling of contrast.

Patient went on to have a craniotomy and a bleeding cortical artery (torn) was identified and cauterised.

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Case information

rID: 13523
Case created: 18th Apr 2011
Last edited: 5th Oct 2017
Tag: trauma
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