Published online by Cambridge University Press: 20 October 2014
A 69-year-old male presented to a peripheral emergency department with a several day history of increasing confusion and headache. On admission, his Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score was 10 (E3 M6 V1). He was mute but would obey commands intermittently. Cranial nerve exam was normal and there was no evidence of weakness. A computed tomogram (CT) head (Figure 1) showed a chronic subdural hematoma with midline shift, as well as a mass within the left frontal region that appeared consistent with a convexity meningioma seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) two years prior (Figure 2). The patient was not on any blood thinners and had no history of falls. Past medical history also included hypertension and prostate cancer.