Coexistence of five types of intracranial hemorrhagic lesions after brain injury in a young adult


Coexistence of five types of intracranial hemorrhagic lesions after brain injury in a young adult


Diop Abdoulaye1*, Yves Arbara2, Momar Code Ba3, Seydou Boubacar Badiane3

1Neurosurgery unit at the regional hospital center of Ziguinchor, Senegal.
2Radiology Department of the Ziguinchor regional hospital center, Senegal.
3Neurosurgery Department of the FANN Teaching Hospital Center, Senegal.


Posttraumatic intracranial hemorrhage is an entity frequently encountered in neurosurgical daily practice. These haemorrhagic lesions are classified according to their location as: extradural haematoma, acute subdural haematoma, intraparenchymal haemorrhage, subarachnoid haemorrhage and contusion. A brain scan is the key examination for the diagnosis. The simultaneous presence of these hemorrhagic lesions in a single traumatic brain injury is rare. We are reporting an unusual case of a 24-year-old who suffered from a brain injury due to road traffic accident, and whose brain CT scan showed five types of post-traumatic intracranial lesions. He benefitted from medical treatment and neurological surveillance. The evolution was favorable with a setback of the signs of intracranial hypertension. The follow-up brain CT scan performed one month after the trauma showed a complete resorption of the lesions.


Keywords: Intracranial hemorrhagic lesions; Traumatic brain injury; Brain CT scan; Young adult

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How to cite this article:
Diop Abdoulaye, Yves Arbara, Momar Code Ba, Seydou Boubacar Badiane. Coexistence of five types of intracranial hemorrhagic lesions after brain injury in a young adult. American Journal of Surgical Research and Reviews, 2020; 3:9. DOI:10.28933/ajsrr-2020-10-1905


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