Cerebral computed tomography in drowning victims

R. R. Murray, A. Kapila, E. Blanco, K. S. Kagan-Hallet

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Drowning is associated with the arrest of alveolar oxygen exchange and the development of cerebral hypoxia. Cerebral hypoxia, in turn, leads to circulatory arrest and decreased cerebral blood flow. The resultant neuropathologic changes reflect the effects of both hypoxia and ischemia. We had the opportunity to observe the computed tomographic (CT) abnormalities caused by drowning in two patients. In both, basal ganglia hypodensities were the predominant CT features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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