Subdural haemorrhage with acute extravasation of blood

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Head injury

CT of the brain demonstrates a large acute subdural haemorrhage with associated extensive cerebral contusions and a large scalp haematoma on the left (contrecoup injury). 

CTA demonstrates a globular blush of contrast representing extravasation of blood into the subdural haemmorrhage.

Case Discussion

CT of the brain demonstrates a large acute subdural haemorrhage with associated extensive cerebral contusions and a large scalp haematoma on the left (contrecoup injury). 

CTA demonstrates a globular blush of contrast representing extravasation of blood into the subdural haemmorrhage.

It is always important to remember that CT is a snap-shot of a potentially dynamic situation, and the size of a haemorrhage at the time of the scan does not mean that it will not continue to enlarge.

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Case Information

rID: 13522
Case created: 18th Apr 2011
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
Tags: trauma, cta
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