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Acute reduction of consciousness, then coma

    Author: Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Munich, Germany
    Body Region: Brain, and Head and Neck

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 62-year-old man suffered an abrupt reduction of consciousness. When he arrived at the
      emergency room, he was comatose.

    • The patient’s medical history was unremarkable.
    • Laboratory tests were normal, although electrocardiography revealed atrial fibrillation.
    • Non-enhanced MDCT of the neurocranium was performed to rule out a neurovascular insult.