Subdural haematoma

Case contributed by David Puyó


Patient came to emergency room with severe headaches and disorientation. No history of trauma

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

CT Brain

CT scan demonstrates that there is a large hyperdense right parietal subdural hematoma.  There is associated mass effect that induces midline shift with effacement of the right lateral ventricle

Case Discussion

subdural hematoma ia a collection of blood between the dura and arachnoid . In general it is secondary to rupture of cortical veins.

The subdural hematoma is one of the most fatal injuries of the head and has a high mortality (50-85%)


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Case information

rID: 22251
Published: 22nd Mar 2013
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
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