Delayed diffusion-weighted MR abnormality in a patient with an extensive acute cerebral hypoxic injury: A case report

John K. Hald, James A Brunberg, A. B. Dublin, S. L. Wootton-Gorges

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Abstract

Diffusion-weighted (DW) MR imaging usually identifies acute cerebral infarction injury in symptomatic patients. We report a patient with severe hypoxic brain injury following suicide attempt by hanging, but with normal DW MR imaging 5-6 h after the event. Follow-up DW MR imaging 3 days after the event, and subsequent autopsy, revealed extensive cerebral anoxic injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalActa Radiologica
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2003

Keywords

  • Brain, ischemia
  • MR imaging, diffusion weighted

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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