Hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury
Deep coma after ventricular fibrillation.
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There is a generalised decreased attenuation of cerebral parenchyma, cerebral trunk and cerebellum with effacement of the sulci and loss of grey-white matter differentiation, which characterize a diffused cerebral oedema. A relatively increased attenuation of the basal cisterns and of cerebral sulci compared to cerebral parenchyma, giving the “pseudo subarachnoid haemorrhage” appearance.
The findings are consistent with a hypoxic-ischemic brain injury.
Her vital signs were stable after intensive treatment but her family members insisted on bringing her home so that the mornitoring was not able to be performed.