Retroclival hematoma

Case contributed by Dr Yahya Baba


Headache in a patient under oral anticoagulant.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Non-contrast CT of the head shows an extra-axial hyperdense collection with a mean attenuation of 65 UH, located along the dorsum sellae, the clivus and reaching the dens.

Case Discussion

Retroclival hematoma typically occurs in the epidural space, following head trauma. 

This case demonstrates a spontaneous retroclival hematoma, which is a rare complication of oral anticoagulant therapy.

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Case information

rID: 75401
Published: 30th Mar 2020
Last edited: 5th Jan 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Hôpital des forces de sécurité intérieure de La Marsa

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