Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
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CT demonstrates marked bilateral hypoattenuation of the basal ganglia (caudate and lentiform neuclei). On this single image the cortex and grey-white matter differentiation seems preserved.
This case demonstrates a pattern consistent with profound acute hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in a child (e.g. drowning). The cause of HIE in this individual is unfortunately no recorded.