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Pseudohypoxic brain swelling after elective clipping of an unruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19733960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of pseudohypoxic brain swelling, a newly defined entity, is described. The patient experienced generalized seizures and did not awake initially after a seemingly uneventful elective craniotomy for clipping of an unruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm. Neuroimaging findings demonstrated diffuse brain swelling, especially in the bilateral basal ganglia and thalami. The rarity of this postoperative complication is addressed and the pathogenesis discussed.
Hiroshi Yokota; Kazuhiro Yokoyama; Kazunori Miyamoto; Toshikazu Nishioka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  111     ISSN:  1872-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-06     Completed Date:  2010-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  900-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Higashiosaka City General Hospital, 3-4-5 Nishiiwata, Higashiosaka, Osaka, 578-8588, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia / pathology,  radiography
Brain Edema / pathology*,  radiography
Hypoxia, Brain / pathology*,  radiography
Intracranial Aneurysm / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Neurosurgical Procedures*
Postoperative Complications / pathology*
Thalamus / pathology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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