J Korean Radiol Soc.  1992 Dec;28(6):851-853.

Wallerian degeneration of brain: MRI and CT findings

Abstract

Wallerian degeneration is well known as the anterograde degeneration of axon and their accompanying myelin sheath from injury to the proximal portion of the axon or its cell body. The most common cause of wallerian degeneration is cerebral infarction. Authors experienced three patients with old hemispheric infarct with typical wallerian degeneration in the brain stem, which was demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in two cases and CT in one case. This report demonstrates the wallerian degeneration in the corticospinal tract on the MRI and CT with the brief review of the literatures.


MeSH Terms

Axons
Brain Stem
Brain*
Cell Body
Cerebral Infarction
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Myelin Sheath
Pyramidal Tracts
Wallerian Degeneration*
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