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Headaches and dizziness after a fall

    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 75-year-old woman presented to the emergency room after she tripped and fell. She complained of headaches and slight dizziness, but was otherwise neurologically asymptomatic. A skin laceration was noted on her left forehead.
    • The medical history was largely unremarkable, according to the patient and her family.
    • Non-enhanced CT of the head was performed to rule out intracranial hemorrhage as a result of the fall