Traumatic haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Fall during a street football game. Hit head on ground (concrete). LOC for 15-20 minutes. Right haemotympanum. GCS 12.



Case Discussion

Extra-axial blood in the subdural space (right parietal, falx cerebri and tentorium)

Traumatic subarachnoid blood in the right frontal region and in a contra coup location in the left parietal region.

Right frontal contusions.

Significant mass effect with effacement of the ipsilateral lateral ventricle but no contralateral hydrocephalus.  Midline shift with subfalcine herniation.

Being transferred to our local neurosurgical centre now.

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Case information

rID: 13195
Published: 11th Mar 2011
Last edited: 10th Oct 2017
Tag: trauma
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