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Magnetic resonance imaging findings in brain resulting from high-voltage electrical shock injury of the scalp.

Authors
  • Chandrasekhar, Dileep P1
  • Noone, Mohan L2
  • Babu, S P Harish1
  • Bose, V T Chandra3
  • 1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. , (India)
  • 2 Department of Neurology, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. , (India)
  • 3 Department of Plastic Surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Volume
28
Issue
3
Pages
312–314
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_368_17
PMID: 30319207
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case of high-voltage electrical injury to scalp, focusing on the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in brain. A 51-year-old male suffered burns to the right side of scalp and loss of consciousness following electric shock. Brain abnormalities were detected on MRI taken 4 days after the insult. Right parietal lobe neuroparenchyma beneath the scalp burn defect demonstrated homogeneous hypointensity on T1-weighted MR images, while T2-weighted images depicted hyperintensity mainly in white matter forming finger-like projections. Follow-up MRI showed that the abnormality had disappeared, indicating that the cerebral edema was reversible.

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