Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 167, Issue 3, pp 193–195 | Cite as

High attenuation Gyri CT in postasphyxial encephalopathy

  • A. Cullen
  • M. D. King
  • V. Donoghue


Two term infants suffering severe asphyxial events were found to have diffusely high attenuation of the cortical gyri on CT scanning within 12 days. The findings are consistent with haemorrhagic necrosis or microcalcification. This feature has rarely been described in the literature. The evolution of the CT appearance, the possible neuropathological findings and the relationship with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy are discussed.


Herpes Simplex Encephalitis Perinatal Asphyxia Spastic Cerebral Palsy Compute Tomography Appearance Cranial Ultrasound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Cullen
    • 1
  • M. D. King
    • 1
  • V. Donoghue
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsThe Rotunda HospitalDublin 1
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic ImagingThe Children’s HospitalDublin 1

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