Extra axial collection: banana v lemon
Young male. Out of hours trauma. Cause unspecified.
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Acute right extra-dural haematoma.
Acute left subdural haematoma.
The shape is the key - as the fruits explain.
Following head trauma, CT is usually performed, if clinical conditions merit imaging.
The major concern is always BLOOD, in particular abnormalities amendable to outcome influencing surgical procedures.
How does one know which is which? The answer is fruity!
The shape if usually the key:
An extra-dural is lentiform like a lemon.
A subdural is sickle shaped like a banana.
Image with thanks to Dr I Waldron, Consultant Radiologist, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, UK.