What's the Diagnosis? By Dr. Sarab Sodhi
An 81 yo M presents to the ED with his daughter for worsening confusion. There is no reported trauma, but the patient is on anticoagulation. His physical exam is significant for expressive aphasia. A CT scan is obtained. What's the diagnosis? (scroll down for answer)
Answer: Acute on chronic subdural hematoma with mass effect
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