Subdural haemorrhage

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Faint and minor head strike. Increasing drowsiness.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male
CT

CT brain

A large acute on chronic subdural haemorrhage is seen on the left exerting marked mass effect on the underlying left hemisphere with midline shift, subfalcine and uncal herniation. The right lateral ventricle is dilated. Blood is also seen layering on the tentorium. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a large subdural haematoma resulting in marked mass effect. The patient went on to have a craniotomy and evacuation and made an uneventful recovery. 

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Case information

rID: 17559
Case created: 26th Apr 2012
Last edited: 12th Nov 2016
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