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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.