Subdural hemorrhage

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Faint and minor head strike. Increasing drowsiness.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

CT brain

A large acute on chronic subdural hemorrhage is seen on the left exerting marked mass effect on the underlying left hemisphere with midline shift, subfalcine and uncal herniation. The right lateral ventricle is dilated. Blood is also seen layering on the tentorium. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a large subdural hematoma resulting in marked mass effect. The patient went on to have a craniotomy and evacuation and made an uneventful recovery. 

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Case information

rID: 17559
Published: 26th Apr 2012
Last edited: 5th Apr 2020
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