Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration: MR similarity with wilson disease

James S. Hanner, King C.P. Li, Gary L. Davis

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Abstract

Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration (AHD) is a neurologic syndrome occurring in the presence of chronic hepatic disease, which results in permanent neurologic aberrations. The syndrome shares many of the clinical manifestations of Wilson disease, however, distinction can be made with slit lamp examination and biochemical studies. Cranial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of a patient with AHD revealed increased signal intensity in the dentate nuclei bilaterally on T2-weighted images indistinguishable from Wilson disease. The MR findings of Wilson disease as described in the literature are not specific and further investigation with slit lamp examination and biochemical studies is warranted to distinguish between the two entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1076-1077
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

Keywords

  • Central nervous system
  • Diseases
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Wilson disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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