Axial herniation with brain stem deformity as a cause of sleep apnea

A. Angelo Patil, Francis J. Hahn, Lyal G. Leibrock

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Abstract

A patient with an intracerebral hematoma and associated edema in the high right hemisphere parasagittal convexity had several episodes of apnea at night and during the day when she was asleep. On computed tomography (CT) scan, the hematoma demonstrated no evidence of brainstem compression. Sagittal magnetic resonance image (MRI), revealed the hematoma and edema mass resulted in central herniation with axial deformity of the brainstem. This is believed to be the cause of the apneic episodes. Treatment with mannitol and steroids promptly relieved the symptom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Hematoma
Brain Stem
Edema
Mannitol
Apnea
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Steroids
Tomography
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Sleep apnea
  • axial brain herniation
  • brain stem deformity
  • magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Axial herniation with brain stem deformity as a cause of sleep apnea. / Patil, A. Angelo; Hahn, Francis J.; Leibrock, Lyal G.

In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Vol. 93, No. 1, 1991, p. 65-67.

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Patil, A. Angelo ; Hahn, Francis J. ; Leibrock, Lyal G. / Axial herniation with brain stem deformity as a cause of sleep apnea. In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 1991 ; Vol. 93, No. 1. pp. 65-67.
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