Global hypoxic injury post cardiac arrest

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


40 minute down time following cardiac arrest.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Single selected image from a non-contrast CT scan of the brain demonstrates severe grey matter necrosis involving both cortex and deep grey matter, particularly the basal ganglia. Note the reversal of normal white/grey matter density.

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Case information

rID: 5543
Published: 2nd Feb 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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