Brain death

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Massive head injury, no signs of brain function but has been sedated so clinical tests not applicable at this time

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
DSA (angiography)

Typical features of brain death with absent cerebral blood - this occurs because the intracranial pressure exceeds the pulse pressure in the carotids and vertebrals

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Case information

rID: 16808
Published: 22nd Feb 2012
Last edited: 31st May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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