This paper reports the unique neuroimaging findings of a 37-year-old woman who attempted suicide by hanging. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case describing neuroimaging findings of unilateral lesions instead of the well-documented bilateral lesions after a hanging event. Computed tomography demonstrated a low density area in the right thalamus and no hemorrhage. 3.0 T Magnetic resonance revealed a hyperintense area on both T2-weighted and FLAIR images on the right thalamus. Diffusion weighted images demonstrated no area of diffusivity restriction. Another smaller lesion with the same signal characteristics was found in the left cerebellum. A second relevant point of this report is the observation that the most probable cause of the documented unilateral lesions was an ischemic-arterial event.

Garaci, F., Bazzocchi, G., Velari, L., Gaudiello, F., Goldstein, A., Manenti, G., et al. (2009). Cryptogenic stroke in hanging: A case report. THE NEURORADIOLOGY JOURNAL, 22(4), 386-390 [10.1177/197140090902200404].

Cryptogenic stroke in hanging: A case report

GARACI, FRANCESCO;MANENTI, GUGLIELMO;FLORIS, ROBERTO;SIMONETTI, GIOVANNI MARIA EGISTO
2009-01-01

Abstract

This paper reports the unique neuroimaging findings of a 37-year-old woman who attempted suicide by hanging. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case describing neuroimaging findings of unilateral lesions instead of the well-documented bilateral lesions after a hanging event. Computed tomography demonstrated a low density area in the right thalamus and no hemorrhage. 3.0 T Magnetic resonance revealed a hyperintense area on both T2-weighted and FLAIR images on the right thalamus. Diffusion weighted images demonstrated no area of diffusivity restriction. Another smaller lesion with the same signal characteristics was found in the left cerebellum. A second relevant point of this report is the observation that the most probable cause of the documented unilateral lesions was an ischemic-arterial event.
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Garaci, F., Bazzocchi, G., Velari, L., Gaudiello, F., Goldstein, A., Manenti, G., et al. (2009). Cryptogenic stroke in hanging: A case report. THE NEURORADIOLOGY JOURNAL, 22(4), 386-390 [10.1177/197140090902200404].
Garaci, F; Bazzocchi, G; Velari, L; Gaudiello, F; Goldstein, A; Manenti, G; Floris, R; Simonetti, Gme
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