What is the role of brain CT scanning in the workup of hypoventilation syndromes?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Perform imaging of the brain if a central cause of hypoventilation is suspected. Specific etiologies that may be diagnosed by brain CT scan include cerebrovascular accident and CNS tumor or trauma. Pay particular attention to the brainstem for lesions in the pons and medulla.


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