Dr. Sanjay Gupta

@drsanjaygupta

Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Exec Prod/Writer of TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings

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this is a CT scan of the brain. this is what happens when you don't wear a seatbelt. needed emergency operation. can you see the problem?

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1887 days ago

this is a CT scan of the brain. this is what happens when you don't wear a seatbelt. needed emergency operation. can you see the problem?

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youhearme 1843 days ago

I've put my seatbelt on everday since I first saw this picture. You don't realize how much damage can be done until you see something like this.

Kusa2k 1845 days ago

Have you considered lupus ?

ocsaplaya18 1863 days ago

Dr.Sanjay I beleive it is a epidural hematoma

OriginalDesign 1869 days ago

Helmets are necessary.

atitaya 1875 days ago

shaped

atitaya 1875 days ago

ah, epidural hematoma. generally, epidural hematomas are "lens shaped" while subdural hematomas are crescent shapped.

SusanVarsames 1876 days ago

subdural hemotoma/bleed? tear in the dura mater?

destinyshadow12 1880 days ago

intercranial hematoma and subdermal hematoma with a skull compression. Pressure needs to be relieved or pernament damage will result.

brontyman 1881 days ago

sorry! I missedit, agree epidural hematoma. Extension of hematoma in subdural lesion not present.

brontyman 1881 days ago

Dr Gupta, subdural hematoma

Saree211 1882 days ago

yes...the problem is a epidural hematoma!

josefagye 1886 days ago

Hmm! that is scary! lesson well learnt!

HollyBerejikian 1887 days ago

I just hope that the part of the brain that learns from mistakes wasn't damaged. Man, that brain is squished.

drmitch2008 1887 days ago

the hematoma has a lens shape - that suggests epidural versus subdural hematoma (those look more like a crescent moon). history of it being acute also favors epidural. patient probably fractured their skull and tore the middle meningeal artery.

chrisheyn 1887 days ago

is there a contra coup injury? i think there is some pneumocephalus on the opposite side of the SDH. would be nice to see the bone windows.

MargieHodges 1887 days ago

yes, I see the problem...it started with no seat belt.

MargieHodges 1887 days ago

yes, I see the problem...it started with no seat belt.

ronkriel 1887 days ago

What are the two small, peripheral black bodies at about the eight-o'clock position on the scan? Another in the epidural hematoma.

SaintDre 1887 days ago

This is very interesting thank you. Complex yet fragile protein based beings, This picture is giving me a headache.

annyshafer 1887 days ago

It's an interesting Picture, something you don't see every day! Hope the Patient survived, he needs to be thought a lesson though!!!