Subdural haematoma, uncal herniation and Duret brainstem haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

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Fall with loss of consciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

This case featured in our 2016 Trauma Radiology Course which is now available to view online.

Large left sided acute subdural haematoma (predominantly over the cerebral convexity but with some extension over the falx and tentorium) producing marked midline shift to the right, left uncal herniation with compression of the brainstem resulting in a midline Duret haemorrhage within the pons. Trace right frontal and clival / prepontine subdural haematoma is also evident. 

Case Discussion

Large left sided acute subdural haematoma (predominantly over the cerebral convexity but with some extension over the falx and tentorium) producing marked midline shift to the right, left uncal herniation with compression of the brainstem resulting in an ominous Duret haemorrhage within the pons. The patient was palliated. 

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Case information

rID: 32383
Case created: 24th Nov 2014
Last edited: 28th Jul 2016
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