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Brain death and unusual findings in Brain CT Scan: a case report
Payam Khomand Dr 1, Afsaneh Ghaffari Dr2, Vahid Yousefinejad Dr3, Naseh Sigari Dr4
1- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences , Payko1972@yahoo.com
2- Shafa Medical Imaging Centre, Sonography ward, Sanandaj
3- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
4- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Many finding in neuroimaging of brain death can mimic other disorders such as subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Here, we report a case of brain death with a CT scan mimicking SAH. Case Report: Our patient was a 28 year old man who was transferred to Tohid Hospital because of decreased level of consciousness after drug overuse and also cardiopulmonary arrest. Brain CT scan at the stage of brain death showed increased density at the basal arteries of circle of Willis and deep venous structures which was suggestive of SAH and to lesser degree CVT. Lumbar puncture (L.P) revealed no RBC and WBC in CSF, and D-Dimer (a sensitive test for CVT) was less than 0.5mg/dl. Therefore the findings in the brain CT scan of our patient were associated with extensive thrombosis in the basal arteries and deep veins. Conclusion: Brain CT scan of a brain dead patient can mimic subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebral vein thrombosis. Therefore history, clinical findings and paraclinical measures such as CT scan and LP can be useful for proper diagnosis. Key Words: Brain death, Brain CT Scan, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Pseudo SAH. Conflict of Interest: Nill Received: Jan 24, 2011 Accepted: May 8, 2011
Keywords: Brain death, Brain CT Scan, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Pseudo SAH.
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Received: 2011/08/3
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Khomand P, Ghaffari A, Yousefinejad V, Sigari N. Brain death and unusual findings in Brain CT Scan: a case report. SJKU. 2011; 16 (2) :93-98
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Volume 16, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2011) Back to browse issues page
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