Korean J Radiol.  2007 Feb;8(1):82-85. 10.3348/kjr.2007.8.1.82.

Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of Unusual White Matter Lesion in a Patient with Menkes Disease

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. ryoojw@gsnu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
  • 3The Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

We report here on the diffusion-weighted imaging of unusual white matter lesions in a case of Menkes disease. On the initial MR imaging, the white matter lesions were localized in the deep periventricular white matter in the absence of diffuse cortical atrophy. The lesion showed diffuse high signal on the diffusion-weighted images and diffuse progression and persistent hyperintensity on the follow up imaging. Our case suggests that the white matter lesion may precede diffuse cortical atrophy in a patient with Menkes disease.

Keyword

Brain; Magnetic Resonance (MR); Menkes disease; White Matter; Diffusion study

MeSH Terms

Menkes Kinky Hair Syndrome/*diagnosis
Male
Infant
Humans
*Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Diagnosis, Differential
Brain Diseases/*diagnosis
Atrophy
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