CT scanning

Any unconscious patient with focal signs will need a CT scan, as many will have potentially treatable problems. The differential diagnosis of coma with focal signs includes tumor, increased intracranial pressure, intracranial hemorrhage, central nervous system infection, and stroke. Unfortunately, some structural lesions may not produce focal signs but only brainstem dysfunction. Because of this, most comatose patients with coma of unknown etiology will need early CT scanning. Any comatose patient may also have fallen, and be at risk of a traumatic subdural or epidural hematoma, in addition to the primary problem. Traumatic hematomas may appear after the initial CT, and so acute worsening of any patient is an indication for repeat scanning.

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