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Magnetic resonance imaging of the head performed 5 days after a hypoxic episode demonstrated T2/fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) hyperintensities (A) with corresponding restricted diffusion on diffusion-weighted image (DWI) sequence (B) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) sequence (C).

Delayed Transient Cortical Blindness from Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

To the Editor: An 85-year-old woman with no significant past medical history presented after a mechanical fall complicated by multiple fractures. She received intravenous pain medications with resultant decreased level of consciousness and respiratory distress. Intubation was difficult because of bilateral mandibular fractures, and she consequently experienced 10 minutes of hypoxia before secure airway control […]

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Eyes Are Useless When the Mind Is Blind: Anton-Babinski Syndrome

Anton-Babinski syndrome is a condition in which patients deny vision loss despite objective evidence. They further confabulate to support their stance. Cortical blindness is the loss of vision caused by a unilateral or bilateral lesion in the occipital cortex in the presence of normal anterior visual pathway. Anton syndrome is most commonly due to bilateral […]

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