Subdural haemorrhage: acute on chronic (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


Confusion and Ataxia

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male

MRI of the brain shows acute-on-chronic subdural haemorrhage along the right cerebral hemisphere with significant mass effect.

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Case Discussion

Subdural haemorrhage (SDH) is a collection of blood accumulating in the potential space between the dura and arachnoid mater of the meninges around the brain. SDH can happen in any age-group, is mainly due to head trauma and CT scans are usually sufficient to make the diagnosis. Prognosis varies widely depending on size and chronicity of the haemorrhage. 

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Case information

rID: 22748
Published: 20th Apr 2013
Last edited: 18th May 2017
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