Vasogenic edema in Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: a serial MRI study

Autor(es): Weidauer S,Ziemann U,Thomalske C,Gaa J,Lanfermann H,Zanella F E

Resumo: The authors report serial MRI of a patient with Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE), disclosing caudal migration of an initial upper midbrain lesion. High apparent diffusion coefficient values imply a vasogenic rather than cytotoxic edema as the cause of the hyperintense signal changes on T2-weighted images.

Imprenta: Neurology, v. 61, n. 6, p. 836-838, 2003

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1212/01.WNL.0000085864.70923.5D

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytopathology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 2003