Acute Wernicke's encephalopathy

comparison of magnetic resonance images and autopsy findings.

Shigeaki Suzuki, M. Ichijo, H. Fujii, Y. Matsuoka, Y. Ogawa

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Abstract

This is the first report of acute Wernicke's encephalopathy in which characteristic magnetic resonance (MR) findings have been verified by postmortem histopathological examination. The high-signal areas surrounding the third and the fourth ventricles and the aqueduct on the T2-weighted images reflected the spongy disintegration of the neuropil, which is the typical pathological finding in Wernicke's encephalopathy. We confirmed that MR imaging is essential to the early diagnosis of Wernicke's encephalopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-834
Number of pages4
JournalInternal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Volume35
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Oct

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Wernicke Encephalopathy
Autopsy
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Fourth Ventricle
Third Ventricle
Neuropil
Early Diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Acute Wernicke's encephalopathy : comparison of magnetic resonance images and autopsy findings. / Suzuki, Shigeaki; Ichijo, M.; Fujii, H.; Matsuoka, Y.; Ogawa, Y.

In: Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan), Vol. 35, No. 10, 10.1996, p. 831-834.

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Suzuki, Shigeaki ; Ichijo, M. ; Fujii, H. ; Matsuoka, Y. ; Ogawa, Y. / Acute Wernicke's encephalopathy : comparison of magnetic resonance images and autopsy findings. In: Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 1996 ; Vol. 35, No. 10. pp. 831-834.
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