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Cardiac arrest sequelae (CT)

A 9-year-old with a history of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy had been admitted with declining cardiac function. Axial CT of the head was performed on the day prior to (A), and after (B), cardiovascular collapse. The gray and white matter junction is well seen on the initial CT image whereas on the follow up CT, there is diffuse loss of gray-white matter junction, extensive edema resulting in loss of the sulci, extraaxial spaces and cisterns. (Contributed by Dr. Diana Gomez-Hassan.)

Associated Disorders

  • Coma
  • Confusional state
  • Delirium
  • Hypoxic brain injury
  • Obtundation
  • Stupor