Multiple sclerosis: Correlation of magnetic resonance imaging with cerebrospinal fluid findings

L. S. Honig, R. Siddharthan, W. A. Sheremata, J. J. Sheldon, A. Sazant

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MRI examination of 41 patients with clinical definite multiple sclerosis showed white matter lesions of high proton T2 signal consistent with demyelination in 76% and CSF abnormalities present in 76%. Of patients with CSF abnormalities, 26% had normal MRI scans; conversely 26% of patients with MRI abnormalities had negative CSF studies. Thus a significant number of multiple sclerosis patients had negative results on either MRI of CSF examination, while only 5% had normal results on both tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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