Diffuse hypoxia ischemic brain injury

Case contributed by Hoe Han Guan
Diagnosis almost certain

Presentation

Cardiac arrest, post cardiorespiratory resuscitation with prolonged poor Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Generalized diffuse cerebral edema with loss of normal grey-white differentiation. 

Case Discussion

These CT appearances are consistent with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury with significant cerebral herniation.

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