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Traumatic brain injury
  1. Emanuele Bernardi1,
  2. Jacopo Davide Giamello2,
  3. Bartolomeo Lorenzati1
  1. 1Emergency Department, Azienda Ospedaliera S Croce e Carle Cuneo, Cuneo, Italy
  2. 2School of Emergency Medicine, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jacopo Davide Giamello, School of Emergency Medicine, Università degli Studi di Torino, 10126 Turin, Italy; jacopo.giamello{at}gmail.com

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Clinical introduction

An adult patient with arterial hypertension had a witnessed loss of consciousness and a fall from a height of approximately 5 feet with head trauma; the patient was thus referred to the ED in unconscious state. A head CT scan was obtained (figures 1–4).

Figure 1

CT scan showing subarachnoid haemorrhage: hyperdensity can be seen in the subarachnoid space (Sylvian fissure, frontal and sagittal sulci); the CT also shows a crescent-shaped left hemispheric subdural haematoma.

Figure 2

CT scan with a right parietal epidural haematoma with …

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Footnotes

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.