MRI in neuro-Behcet's disease


Tali E., Atilla S., Keskin T., Simonson T., Isik S., Yuh W.

NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.39, ss.2-6, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s002340050356
  • Dergi Adı: NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2-6

Özet

Our purpose was to characterise specific MRI findings and to determine their value in neuro-Behcet's disease. We examined 17 patients (14 men, 3 women) with neuro-Behcet's disease using T1- and T2-weighted spin-echo images and contrast-enhanced images at 0.5 T. There were 13 patients (76.5%) who had single or multiple lesions. Most of these were in the basal ganglia, brain stem or deep white matter region, giving high signal on T2- weighted images and isointense or low signal on T1-weighted images. In 3 cases (17.6%) there was linear high signal along the posterior limb of the internal capsule on T2-weighted images. This was considered as a potential differentiating feature of neuro-Behcet's disease. Contrast-enhancement was seen in 17 lesions in 7 patients.