Subdural hygroma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

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Patient Data

Age: 82
Gender: Male

CT Brain (selected images)

Modality: CT

Bilateral enlargement of subdural space.

Case Discussion

Subdural hygromas have more than one cause, but most common cause is traumatic. 

Normally is an asymptomatic finding on CT studies, but in some cases may increase in size (flap-valve mechanism or bleeding) an cause mass effect (similar to clinical findings on subdural hematoma). 

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Case Information

rID: 14123
Case created: 1st Jul 2011
Last edited: 27th Oct 2015
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