A Rare Case Report of Unilateral Involvement of Basal Ganglia and Thalamus in a Case of Hypoxic Brain Injury
Hypoxic injury of brain can occur at any age from an infant to an
adult, also called as global hypoxic ischaemic injury. The patients usually
presents with a history of asphyxiation, drowning, cardiac arrest or
respiratory arrest. Basalganglia, thalami, cerebral cortex (the sensorimotor
and visual cortices are predominantly involved, though involvement is often
diffuse), cerebellum, hippocampi are the areas usually affected in the brain.
Usually the involvement is bilateral in deep nuclei we here present a rare case
of unilateral involvement of basal ganglia in a case of hypoxic brain injury.
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