AccessMedicine's Image of the Week: Acute-on-Chronic Subdural Hematoma

From: Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, 11e

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Head computed tomography scan of an elderly patient with progressing left hemiplegia and lethargy, demonstrating an acute-on-chronic subdural hematoma. History revealed that the patient sustained a fall 4 weeks before presentation. Arrowheads outline the hematoma. The acute component is slightly denser and is seen as the hyperdense area in the dependent portion.

A C T scan shows the brain of an elderly patient after an injury.

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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education