8E44/G90-G99 Post anoxic brain damage



Post anoxic brain damage (PABD) is a type of brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, such as during a heart attack, stroke, near-drowning, or prolonged period of hypoxia, or low oxygen levels.


PABD can be diagnosed with brain imaging techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computed Tomography (CT) scans, which can show changes in the structure of the brain. Additionally, tests such as electroencephalography (EEG) can be used to measure electrical activity in the brain.

Differential diagnosis

PABD must be differentiated from other causes of brain injury including traumatic brain injury, cerebral hypoxia, and metabolic encephalopathy.


Treatment for PABD typically includes supportive care and the use of medications to manage symptoms. In more severe cases, surgery may be required to remove damaged tissue, restore blood flow, and reduce pressure in the brain.


The prognosis for PABD varies widely depending on the cause of the injury, the severity of the injury, and the treatment received. In some cases, the prognosis may be poor, while in other cases, individuals may make a full or partial recovery.

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