A magnetic resonance imaging finding in children with cerebral palsy: Symmetrical central tegmental tract hyperintensity

Derinkuyu B. E. , Ozmen E., Akmaz-Unlu H., Altinbas N. K. , Gurkas E., Boyunaga O.

BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT, vol.39, no.3, pp.211-217, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.braindev.2016.10.004
  • Title of Journal : BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-217
  • Keywords: Central tegmental tract, Magnetic resonance imaging, Cerebral palsy, BRAIN-STEM LESIONS, INJURY, ASPHYXIA, UPDATE


Background: Central tegmental tract is an extrapyramidal tract between red nucleus and inferior olivary nucleus which is located in the tegmentum pontis bilaterally and symmetrically. The etiology of the presence of central tegmental tract hyperintensity on MRI is unclear.