Brief Communication Computerized Axial Tomography in Brain Death

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Abstract

SUMMARY

Two patients with the diagnosis of brain death were evaluated with computerized axial tomography (CAT). After intravenous infusion of 30% Conray there was no visualization of the intracranial vasculature (circle of Willis). The second patient also had an isoelectric EEC A third patient with an intracerebral lesion similar to the other cases but without diagnosis of brain death, showed good visualization of the circle of Willis. Therefore, contrast-enhanced CAT scans can be used as another diagnostic aid to confirm brain death.

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