Diffuse axonal injury

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Head injury.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Note the multiple sites of edema and hemorrhage, involving the brain stem and corpus callosum as well as subcortical white matter and left cerebral peduncle. High FLAIR signal is also seen in the dorsal midbrain. EVD insitu.

Case Discussion

Diffuse axonal injury can be subtle on CT but have devastating consequences for the patient. This is a case of grade III injury (involvement of brainstem) and carries a poor prognosis. 

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Case information

rID: 4851
Published: 25th Oct 2008
Last edited: 21st Feb 2020
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