Subdural hematoma in an infant

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed A. Khawwam


RTA patient was sent for a cranial ultrasound in the emergency unit.

Patient Data

Age: 6 months
Gender: Female


Partially closed anterior fontanel revealed an anechoic collection over the right cerebral cortex extending into the interhemispheric fissure on right side of the falx cerebri, the picture is suggestive of subdural hematoma.

Annotated image

Transverse view through anterior fontanel.

Case Discussion

Infant patient was sent for brain ultrasound in the emergency unit. The patient was conscious and irritable.

The examination revealed right-sided subdural hematoma which was dealt with conservatively.  

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Case information

rID: 70257
Published: 11th Aug 2019
Last edited: 6th Sep 2019
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