Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic;
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Exec Prod/Writer of TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings
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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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.
Have you considered lupus ?
Dr.Sanjay I beleive it is a epidural hematoma
Helmets are necessary.
ah, epidural hematoma. generally, epidural hematomas are "lens shaped" while subdural hematomas are crescent shapped.
subdural hemotoma/bleed? tear in the dura mater?
intercranial hematoma and subdermal hematoma with a skull compression. Pressure needs to be relieved or pernament damage will result.
sorry! I missedit, agree epidural hematoma. Extension of hematoma in subdural lesion not present.
Dr Gupta, subdural hematoma
yes...the problem is a epidural hematoma!
Hmm! that is scary! lesson well learnt!
I just hope that the part of the brain that learns from mistakes wasn't damaged. Man, that brain is squished.
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.
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.
yes, I see the problem...it started with no seat belt.
What are the two small, peripheral black bodies at about the eight-o'clock position on the scan? Another in the epidural hematoma.
This is very interesting thank you. Complex yet fragile protein based beings, This picture is giving me a headache.
It's an interesting Picture, something you don't see every day! Hope the Patient survived, he needs to be thought a lesson though!!!
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