Brain death

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Modality: 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
Case created: 22nd Feb 2012
Last edited: 21st Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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