Chronic subdural hematoma

Case contributed by Dr Bita Abbasi


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Patient Data

Age: 90
Gender: Male

Chronic subdural hematoma is seen in the right side with a hematocrit level.

Multiple T2W/FLAIR high signal intensity lesions in the periventricular white matter represent chronic small vessel changes.

Case Discussion

Note how concentrated methemoglobin causes decreased signal in T2W and increased signal in T1W and FLAIR images. Also note the diffusion restriction effect of concentrated methemoglobin in the dependent portion of the subdural hematoma.

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Case information

rID: 22658
Published: 14th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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