Duret hemorrhage

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis certain


Significant head trauma.


Large acute subdural hemorrhage over the left cerebral hemisphere with additional blood seen tracking along the falx. Hemorrhagic contusions can also be seen involving the right temporal and frontal poles.

Marked midline shift and transtentorial herniation (poorly demonstrated) is present with hemorrhage seen within the pontomesencephalic junction consistent with a duret hemorrhage.

  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

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