IS Case 305: Anoxic brain injury
Imaging Sciences URMC 2009
Publication Date: 2009-08-06
Patient is a 55-year-old female with history of alcoholism found unresponsive with pulseless electrical activity (PEA).
Bilateral symmetrical hypodense lesions of the basal ganglia in adults are compatible with a profound hypoxia, metabolic insult or exposure to toxins. This is presumably since the more metabolically active areas in the brain are preferentially injured. These include the basal ganglia, thalamus, hippocampus, cerebellar hemispheres, brainstem nuclei, and cerebral gray matter.
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