Evaluation of Computed Tomography Angiography as an Ancillary Test to Reduce Confusion After Clinical Diagnosis of Brain Death


Tekeli A. E. , Demirkıran H. , Arslan H.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.53, no.2, pp.596-601, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2020.08.021
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.596-601

Abstract

Background. The diagnosis of brain death (BD) is mainly a clinical diagnosis. Ancillary tests may be used in confusing situations. Although computed tomography angiography (CTA) has high sensitivity and specificity, it can give false-positive results in cases with craniotomy.