Computed tomography in Wilson disease

S. I. Harik, M. Judith Post

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Computed tomography (CT) was performed on five patients with the 'cerebral form' and one with the 'hepatic form' of Wilson disease. The diagnosis was confirmed biochemically and by the presence of Kayser-Fleischer rings in all cases. In four patients, CT was done at the time of diagnosis; in two of these patients, the scan was repeated at intervals after initiation of treatment. CT was abnormal in all patients with the 'cerebral form'. All CT abnormalities were of low density and were not changed by contrast infusion. The abnormalities involved the basal ganglia in all five patients; in two patients, areas of low density also involved the cerebellar nuclei and surrounding white matter. CT abnormalities, however, did not always correlate well with the clinical state and in two patients. CT findings worsened despite successful cupruresis. The one patient with the 'hepatic form' had no CT abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume31
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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Hepatolenticular Degeneration
Tomography
Cerebellar Nuclei
Basal Ganglia
Liver

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Harik, S. I., & Judith Post, M. (1981). Computed tomography in Wilson disease. Neurology, 31(1), 107-110.

Computed tomography in Wilson disease. / Harik, S. I.; Judith Post, M.

In: Neurology, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.01.1981, p. 107-110.

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Harik, SI & Judith Post, M 1981, 'Computed tomography in Wilson disease', Neurology, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 107-110.
Harik SI, Judith Post M. Computed tomography in Wilson disease. Neurology. 1981 Jan 1;31(1):107-110.
Harik, S. I. ; Judith Post, M. / Computed tomography in Wilson disease. In: Neurology. 1981 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 107-110.
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