Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Patient in cardiac arrest for 10 minutes.

Patient Data

Age: 60

The examination shows loss cortical- subcortical differentiation and decreased subarachnoid space of convolutions of the convexity and ventricles. A marked hypodensity is observed in both caudate nuclei. In the remaining white matter nuclei appear normal. Small hypodense area in the left corona radiata compatible with lacunar infarction.

Case Discussion

 This findings are consistent with diffuse cerebral edema.

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Case information

rID: 36536
Published: 28th Apr 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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