Non-accidental injury

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam

Presentation

Alleged fall down.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Male
CT

Brain

diffuse bilateral fairly symmetrical supratentorial white matter hypo-attenuation, mostly reflecting diffuse cerebral edema.

X-ray

Chest

Multiple bilateral ill-defined pulmonary opacities, suspicious for multiple pulmonary contusions.

Case Discussion

Suspected diffuse cerebral edema and multiple pulmonary contusions, consistent with non-accidental injury. A skeletal survey is recommended.

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Case information

rID: 24105
Published: 28th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Mar 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included