Depressed skull fracture

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

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Trauma

Patient Data

Gender: Male
CT

CT brain

CT show depressed occipital fracture with left counter-coup subdural haematoma.

Case Discussion

This case shows an depressed skull fracture which crosses the midline. Overlying soft tissue haematoma is present, however in this case there is no associated extradural haemorrhage. Separately, there is a left frontotemporal subdural haematoma (contrecoup injury). 

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Case information

rID: 26568
Case created: 29th Dec 2013
Last edited: 6th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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