The findings at sequential MR imaging and proton MR spectroscopy of a patient with profound hypoxic-ischemic brain injury are reported. The pattern of structural and biochemical changes observed closely reflected the known evolution of postasphyxic brain degeneration. Particularly noteworthy were the sharp decrease of cortical N-acetylaspartate in the acute phase, suggesting the severity of the neuronal insult, and the subsequent progressive increase of choline, paralleling the delayed degeneration of white matter.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Journal of Neuroradiology|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology