Subacute contusion with ring enhancement

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Head trauma.

Focal hyperdensity in the left frontal lobe representing a contusion.

Focal hyperdensity in the left frontal lobe representing a contusion. This is stable. 

CT

Day 10

Expected evolution of the left frontal contusion, which is now hypodense. Ring enhancement is demonstrated on post-contrast images. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates evolution of a cerebral contusion with ring-enhancement, which is expected at the later stage of evolution. 

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Case information

rID: 5294
Case created: 31st Dec 2008
Last edited: 7th Dec 2015
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