Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy

Case contributed by Dr Muhammad Essam

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3 month old boy, post cardiac arrest

Patient Data

Age: 3 months
Gender: Male

Diffuse edema and hypo-attenuation of the cerebral hemispheres with effacement of the cortical sulci and loss of normal gray-white differentiation. Sparing of the cerebellum (white cerebellum sign, which indicates irreversible brain damage), brain stem and both thalami is noted being of apparent high attenuation relative to the cerebral hemispheres.

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Case information

rID: 29265
Case created: 13th May 2014
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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