Hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury

Case contributed by Dr Vinay Shah

Presentation

History of cardiac arrest, resuscitation for the same. Coma.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Diffuse areas of restricted diffusion are seen on the DWI sequences involving the cerebral hemispheres bilaterally (fronto-temporo-parieto-occipital region). It involves the cerebral cortex, subcortical region, white matter, basal ganglia, posterior limb of internal capsule, cerebral peduncle, splenium and body of corpus callosum, which shows hyperintense signal on the T2W, FLAIR images and hypointense on T1W, ADC images.

Effacement of the cortical sulci and subarachnoid spaces noted, represent diffuse cerebral edema.  

Case Discussion

Features of diffuse hypoxic-ischemic insult as a result of previous cardiac arrest. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 20825
Case created: 14th Dec 2012
Last edited: 5th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.