Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (maya_blue) wrote in little_details,
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
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MRI results

Would a brain injury at birth caused by lack of oxygen show up on an MRI/CAT scan in an adult? Setting aside the fact that obviously they would have developmental issues, would the damage be visible on those scans or does the plastic nature of the brain "remodel" it by adulthood to such an extent that you couldn't see it? Is there even a "change" you could see?

So far I've searched for-
"anoxic brain inury long term" "anoxic brain injury" "cerebral hypoxia at birth" "HIE" "hypoxic encephalopathy" and checked wiki, as well as a few books at the library whose titles were complicated. Are there other terms for the diffuse brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen?
I've searched every variation I can think of, but the only thing that ever comes up are ambulance chaser websites and websites devoted to adults who got brain injuries during their lifetime, not during their birth.
Tags: ~medicine: injuries: head injuries
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