Global hypoxic ischaemic brain injury

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Cardiac arrest, prolonged resuscitation.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Widespread hypodensity of cortical and deep white matter, with relative occipitoparietal sparing.

Case Discussion

Widespread reversal of grey-white matter differentiation indicates irreversible damage from hypoxic-ischaemic injury, and carries a very poor prognosis.

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Case information

rID: 22212
Published: 20th Mar 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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