Bilateral basal ganglion haemorrhage in diabetic ketoacidotic coma: case report

Neuroradiology. 1999 Sep;41(9):670-3. doi: 10.1007/s002340050822.


We report bilateral oedema and haemorrhagic transformation in the basal ganglia of a 59-year old woman with severe diabetic ketoacidosis. Lack of cerebral vascular autoregulation, followed by blood-brain barrier disruption due to the so-called breakthrough mechanism is presumed to be the cause.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Basal Ganglia / pathology
  • Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Brain Edema / diagnosis
  • Corpus Callosum / pathology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / diagnosis*
  • Diabetic Coma / diagnosis*
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*