Local cerebral blood flow as assessed by xenon stable computed tomography in child drowning

J. A. Hodak, S. J. Tilden, S. D. Johnsen, T. J. Tarby, B. P. Drayer

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Abstract

A comatose patient who nearly drowned was studied with xenon stable computed tomography (CT) to assess regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) after a basic CT studied revealed bilateral lucencies in the basal ganglia. Xenon stable CT revealed increased rCBF in the lucent areas of the basal ganglia and previously unsuspected absence of flow in the posterior circulation. Xenon stable CT may be a more sensitive indicator of ischemic cerebral damage than basic CT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1988
Externally publishedYes

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