Hypoxic brain injury

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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This patient had a drug overdose and a hypoxic arrest.

One week post cardiac arrest

Modality: CT

The globus pallidi bilaterally are of low density. Note punctate hyperdensity on right is preexistent calcification. 

Also note that the white matter of the frontal lobes is of low density.

Prior CT for comparison

Modality: CT

Normal grey-white differentiation is noted. 

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Case Information

rID: 4656
Case created: 26th Sep 2008
Last edited: 7th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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