A Rare Case Report of Unilateral Involvement of Basal Ganglia and Thalamus in a Case of Hypoxic Brain Injury

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJCR.2014.03.01.Art024

Authors : Sunil chowdary Minnekanti, Monika sai paida, Sushant Duddala, Nerin Duddala, Snigdha shanti, Varsha Pulijal


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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