Traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage with contusion

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Head trauma

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) within the right sylvian fissure and cerebral contusions located at the right temporal pole and extensive scalp swelling on the left. Typical coup-contrecoup pattern. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage should still, especially when located near the circle of willis / posterior fossa / sylvian fissure, be investigated for a possible underlying aneurysm. In some instances the head injury is the result of a spontaneous subarachnoid. 

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Case information

rID: 4852
Published: 25th Oct 2008
Last edited: 2nd Jul 2017
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