Diffuse axonal injury

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Motor vehicle collision. Bilateral fixed pupils.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

Punctate parenchymal haemorrhages throughout the brain:

  • grey-white junction particularly at the vertex but also at the temporal lobes
  • basal ganglia
  • midbrain

Case Discussion

Widespread petechial haemorrhages in typical location for severe (grade 3) diffuse axonal injury in a patient with appropriate history and neurological findings. 

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Case information

rID: 46142
Published: 23rd Jun 2016
Last edited: 1st Apr 2017
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