Post Traumatic Cerebral Infarction : A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Post Traumatic Cerebral Infarction (PTCI) is one of the rare but severe forms of secondary brain injury with a very high rate of morbidity and mortality. There is a paucity of literature on PTCI in pediatric patients and there is a lack of proper guidelines to investigate and treat this condition. Patients when present with focal neurological deficits only may recover within weeks to months with anticoagulants. We report a case of an eleven months old baby girl who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury due to a fall from the height. She developed right-sided hemiplegia on her third post-admission day and fresh Computed Tomography (CT) of the head revealed a new infarct in the territory of the left Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA). Anticoagulant was started and she had a gradual but complete recovery over the next several days.

Author(s): Rupesh Raut, Sushil Rijal, Shahzad Shams, Ammar Bin Ahsan, Muddassar Rasheed, Azam Niaz, Waqas Mehdi, Farah Javaid and Asim Andrabi

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