Coup-contrecoup injury

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Fell after a seizure.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
CT

A large right-sided scalp hematoma is present without underlying fracture. The subjacent brain is normal, however, the left inferolateral frontal lobe and temporal pole demonstrate hemorrhagic contusions.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a typical coup-contrecoup pattern of closed head injury

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Case information

rID: 56340
Published: 2nd Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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