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Another Pitfall in Brain Death Diagnosis: Return of Cerebral Function After Determination of Brain Death by Both Clinical and Radionuclide Cerebral Perfusion Imaging

By Julius Gene S. Latorre, Elena B. Schmidt & David M. Greer First Online: 10 March 2020 Introduction Brain single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a noninvasive ancillary test used in selected patients in the determination of brain death (BD) with reported...


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Multiple Brain Abscesses Due to Odontogenic Infection

By Nicolas Alejandro Gemelli, Luis Alejandro Boccalatte & Nicolas Marcelo Ciarrocchi First Online: 31 January 2020 References 1. Belkacem A, Caseris M, Yazdanpanah Y. A case of Aggregatibacter aphrophilus multiple abscess. Open Forum Inf Dis. 2015;2(2):ofv031. 2. Nørskov N....


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Brushing Against the Tentorium: Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Posterior Cerebral Artery

By Charlotte E. Dujardin, Harry Cloft, Eelco F. M. Wijdicks First Online: 18 November 2019 Both blunt and penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI) may cause damage to the intracranial vasculature. Blunt force brings about sudden deceleration, and injury may develop in arteries that are in...


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A Young Woman Presenting with Encephalopathy: A Case Report

By Mario Kofler, Stefan Kiechl, Raimund Helbok First Online: 01 November 2019 When cerebral white matter lesions are detected in young patients presenting with neurologic symptoms, the most likely diagnosis is multiple sclerosis (MS). Still, it is crucial to screen for important differential...


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Regional Cerebral Hypoperfusion from Acute Subdural Hematoma

By Natsumi T. Hamahata, Kazuma Nakagawa First Online: 01 November 2019 A large acute subdural hematoma (SDH) may result in regional brain compression, elevated intracranial pressure and cerebral hypoperfusion, which could ultimately lead to secondary brain injury. The severity of this...


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Transcranial Doppler Monitoring of Dialysis Disequilibrium in an ESRD Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury

By Shivani Ghoshal, Jonathan Gomez, Aarti Sarwal First Online: 24 July 2019 Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome (DDS) is a constellation of signs and symptoms including nausea, headache, seizures, encephalopathy, and even herniation and death [1]. The syndrome is thought to originate from...


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A Nail in The Brain: Delayed Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm

By Karthik Vadamalai, Mohammad I. Hirzallah, Sherry Hsiang-Yi Chou First Online: 02 August 2019 Author Contributions KV drafted and edited manuscript, MIH drafted and edited image and figure legend and SHYC edited manuscript and figures, oversee and supervised the whole project. Sources...


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Thrombus “Squeezing” Through Patent Foramen Ovale After Traumatic Brain Injury

By Kazuma Nakagawa and Todd B. Seto Neurocritical Care, April 2019, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 490–491 Author contributions Dr. Nakagawa contributed to the study concept and design, analysis and interpretation, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. Dr....


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Ultra-Rapid Developing Infectious Aneurysms

By Ali Daneshmand, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Charlotte Rydberg, and Eelco Wijdicks Neurocritical Care, April 2019, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 487–489 Author Contributions AD and EW contributed to study concept and design, analysis of data, drafting of manuscript; LRC acquired data and critical...


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Bedside Cranial Ultrasonography in Patients with Hemicraniectomies: A Novel Window into Pathology

By Vasisht Srinivasan, Matthew Smith, Jordan Bonomo First Online: 11 April 2019 Introduction Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) use has grown considerably recently. Inadequate windows have limited adult cranial ultrasound to transcranial Doppler and optic nerve sheath measurements, but...