Monday, April 13, 2015

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This CT is from a patient who was involved in an acceleration-deceleration motor vehicle accident. He has a profound coma without increased intracranial pressure.

Challenge: Unfortunately, outcomes are poor with this diagnosis.

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Craig Chen said...

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The CT shows diffuse axonal injury as a result of traumatic brain injury. There are multiple small lesions seen on white matter tracts (arrow points to the internal capsule).

Source: UpToDate.