Subdural hematoma - thin

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


RTA. A headache. Vomited. GCS 15/15.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

3mm right frontoparietal subdural hematoma.  No mass effect.

The intracranial appearances are otherwise normal.

No skull vault fracture.

Case Discussion

The sharp eyes when busy on call will be concerned on the routine brain windows of the right-sided thin subdural hematoma.  It is just visible separate from the skull.

However, a couple of seconds to manually window the study to subdural settings makes it much clearer.

This is worth that effort on all CT heads, even when overwhelmed with volumes of work.

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Case information

rID: 61269
Published: 26th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: ripas2
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