Traumatic intracranial haemorrhage with intracranial pressure monitor

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Pedestrian vs car.

Patient Data

Age: 74
Gender: Female

Multiple intracranial haemorrhages:

  • left temporal parenchymal haemorrhage
  • left acute subdural haematoma is stable
  • bilateral traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • right temporal extra-axial collection
  • left tentorium cerebelli and anterior falx cerebri subdural haematomas
  • right temporal parenchymal haematomas with surrounding oedema

Right ICP monitor is noted with the tip in the region of the right basal ganglia with surrounding hypodensity representing oedema.

Pneumocephalus. Left-sided calvarial and basal skull fractures are not well appreciated on these thick slices. Left mastoid and middle ear opacification.

Case Discussion

This is a case of a severe traumatic brain injury with monitoring of intracranial pressure considered standard of care, although there is a lack of data supporting this. 

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Case information

rID: 38707
Case created: 30th Jul 2015
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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