3Tesla magnetic resonance еxamination of a patient suffering from diffuse axonal injury
|S. Bonchev, D. Zlatareva, V. Hadjidekov|
Diffuse axonal injury has been observed in traumatic brain injury. Both type of lesions – haemorrhagic and non-haemorrhagic, demonstrate on MRI. We would like to introduce you a 24 year old outpatient man, who was examined in our Department with a past medical history of severe traumatic brain injury, followed by two weeks of coma in Intensive care, discharged from hospital with good outcome. Subsequently cognitive impairments have developed and an episode of tonic-clonic seizure have been undergone by the patient. 3Tesla MRI was performed and lesions typical for diffuse axonal injury were found. MRI is the study of choice for demonstrating the lesions of diffuse axonal injury in the acute and chronic period.
|Key words: DIFFUSE AxONAL INJURY
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)