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Images in Neurology
January 2008

Delayed Leukoencephalopathy After Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury

Arch Neurol. 2008;65(1):144-145. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2007.7

A 53-year-old woman was transferred to our institution from another country for evaluation of mutism, quadriparesis, and incontinence. She had undergone hysterectomy for menorrhagia, complicated by an event characterized to the family as the patient having “died” prior to resuscitation. She was reportedly comatose for 2 days but recovered well and functioned normally for 2 weeks. She then became confused, developed gait difficulty and incontinence, and her condition deteriorated further over 2 weeks prior to transfer.

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