Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy

Case contributed by Dr Brendon Friesen

Presentation

Cardiac arrest

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

There is loss of grey-white matter differentiation in multiple areas of the supratentorial cortex,  with hypoattenuation in multiple cortical areas. The bilateral caudate nuclei, lentiform nuclei, bilateral thalami and the dorsal midbrain are  also hypoattenuating. There is mild diffuse cerebral swelling with sulcal effacement and reduced ventricular size. No descending transtentorial or tonsillar herniation. There is no intracranial haemorrhage. 

Case Discussion

Severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy with multifocal infarctions (including midbrain, bilateral thalamic, multifocal supratentorial cortical).

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Case Information

rID: 30075
Case created: 16th Jul 2014
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
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