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Diffuse cerebral edema - mimic of SAH

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2011)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Diffuse cerebral edema - mimic of SAH

History: 18 y.o. young woman "found down" - unconscious for an unknown time and for unknown cause.

Findings: • The sulci and ventricles are not visible. • There is high attenuation on the surface of the brain. • The suprasellar cistern shows visible CSF - but high attenuation linear material

Ddx: • Subarachnoid hemorrhage • Diffuse cerebral edema • Hyperemic brain swelling

Dxhow: Imaging and death certificate (autopsy results not known)

Exam: Comatose

No MeSH data available.


There is diffuse swelling of the brain, very symmetric, with effacement of sulci and ventricles.  There appears to be high attenuation on the surface of the brain.  This could be due to SAH. However, there is no evidence of blood in the suprasellar cistern.
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Diffuse cerebral edema - mimic of SAH

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2011)

There is diffuse swelling of the brain, very symmetric, with effacement of sulci and ventricles.  There appears to be high attenuation on the surface of the brain.  This could be due to SAH. However, there is no evidence of blood in the suprasellar cistern.
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MPX1213_synpic10591: There is diffuse swelling of the brain, very symmetric, with effacement of sulci and ventricles. There appears to be high attenuation on the surface of the brain. This could be due to SAH. However, there is no evidence of blood in the suprasellar cistern.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Diffuse cerebral edema - mimic of SAH

History: 18 y.o. young woman "found down" - unconscious for an unknown time and for unknown cause.

Findings: • The sulci and ventricles are not visible. • There is high attenuation on the surface of the brain. • The suprasellar cistern shows visible CSF - but high attenuation linear material

Ddx: • Subarachnoid hemorrhage • Diffuse cerebral edema • Hyperemic brain swelling

Dxhow: Imaging and death certificate (autopsy results not known)

Exam: Comatose

No MeSH data available.