Posterior circulation infarction

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Acute onset altered consciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Symmetric areas of T1 hypointensity, T2 and T2 FLAIR hyperintensity with diffusion restriction is seen involving bilateral caudal midbrain and cranial pons and left cerebellar hemisphere suggestive of acute non hemorrhagic infarctions. Post contrast study revealed non opacification of the basilar tip.

Case Discussion

Acute onset loss of consciousness in a young man was referred to us with the suspicion of a viral encephalitis in the monsoons in this part of the world. What we found instead was a large brain stem infarction due to occlusion of the basilar tip. 

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Case information

rID: 60890
Published: 7th Jun 2018
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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