Global hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury
Attempted suicide with prolonged asphyxia and resuscitation after cardiac arrest. History of HIV and mucomycosis in left orbital region.
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CT show marked hypodensity in all basal ganglia, frontal and left occipital region. Loss of gray-white matter differentiation with extensive global brain oedema causing a loss of gyri and completely effacing the left lateral ventricle. In the orbital region, in relation to the sphenoid sinus and optic nerve, an already diagnosed, mucormycosis is observed
This case shows a hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy. Patient died hours afterwards.