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Coma after an accident

Author: Birgit Ertl-Wagner, MD, 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 69-year-old man was brought to the emergency room after a high-velocity motor vehicle accident.
  • He lost consciousness directly after the traumatic impact and remained in a comatose state.
  • Non-enhanced CT of the brain was performed to rule out intracranial hemorrhage.