Subdural hygroma

Case contributed by Dr Bita Abbasi


50 y/o man with head trauma

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

T2WI: An extra-axial collection with CSF signal intensity and mild mass effect is seen in the right hemisphere.

FLAIR: Areas of high signal intensity representing SAH are seen in the sulci of right temporal lobe.

Case Discussion

Differential diagnoses include subdural hygroma, chronic subdural haematoma and cerebral atrophy. The presence of sulcal effacement and mass effect makes the diagnosis of brain atrophy less likely.

Due to the acute nature of trauma according to the patient description, acute traumatic subdural hygroma is more likely.

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Case information

rID: 20995
Published: 27th Dec 2012
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
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