Post-traumatic interpeduncular cistern hemorrhage as a marker for brainstem lesions

Luigi Beretta, Nicoletta Anzalone, Antonio Dell'Acqua, Maria Rosa Calvi, Marco Gemma

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We retrospectively reviewed a prospectively collected database of our diffuse axonal injury (DAI) patients to evaluate the accuracy of the evidence of interpeduncular cistern (IPC) blood on computed tomography (CT) scan when diagnosing brainstem lesions (BSL) early after trauma. From December 1989 to December 2008 we prospectively maintained a clinical and radiological database of head injured patients admitted to our neurosurgical intensive care unit (ICU) that met the following criteria: coma (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] score

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-514
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurotrauma
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2010


  • Adult brain injury
  • Axonal injury
  • Clinical management of central nervous system injury
  • Computed tomography scanning
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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