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Comatose state

    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

    • An 89-year-old man presents to the emergency room in a comatose state. He was
      found in bed by his relatives about one hour prior to presentation; the exact duration of his loss
      of consciousness is unknown. No epileptic seizures have been observed and medication intake was
      denied. The past medical history is largely unremarkable.
    • An unenhanced CT of the brain is unremarkable.
    • Directly after the unenhanced CT, a CT-angiography is performed.