MRI of corpus callosal syndromes

J. T. Curnes, D. W. Laster, T. D. Koubek, D. M. Moody, M. R. Ball, R. L. Witcofski

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Abstract

Six patients, 6 to 13 years old, with corpus callosal abnormalities diagnosed by electroencephalography or CT were studied with a 0.15 T MR imager to determine the effectiveness of MRI in evaluating midline anomalies. Spin-echo images in the coronal, axial, and sagittal planes were obtained in two patients with Airardi's syndrome and partial agenesis of the corpus callosum, in one patient with Dandy-Walker syndrome, and in two patients with septooptic dysplasia. Inversion recovery and spin-echo images were obtained in one patient with lipoma of the corpus callosum. Partial agenesis of the corpus callosum was seen in septooptic dysplasia, an association that has not been reported previously in the radiologic literature. Direct sagittal and coronal MRI provided better anatomic visualization of the brain and ventricles than did reformatted CT. T1-weighted images are sufficient to diagnose and delineate the extent of midline cerebral abnormalities. The unique capability of direct sagittal imaging makes MRI the best procedure for evaluating corpus callosal and other midline abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-622
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1986

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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Curnes, J. T., Laster, D. W., Koubek, T. D., Moody, D. M., Ball, M. R., & Witcofski, R. L. (1986). MRI of corpus callosal syndromes. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 7(4), 617-622.