Cerebral hemorrhagic contusion with subdural and subarachnoid hemorrhage

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Fall from 3 meters.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

CT demonstrates extensive left frontal and to a lesser degree left temporal lobe hemorrhagic contusions with overlying acute subdural and subarachnoid blood. 

Extraconal hemorrhage on the right results in proptosis. Bone window demonstrates extensive undisplaced occipital fractures.


Repeat CT the following day

CT performed the following day demonstrates increase in the size of the contusions and positive mass effect. 

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Case information

rID: 10680
Published: 5th Sep 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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