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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2020.08.021
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.596-601
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


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.