MR imaging findings of medulla oblongata involvement in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome secondary to hypertension

T. Y. Chen, H. J. Lee, T. C. Wu, Y. K. Tsui

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Abstract

Although the combination of MR imaging findings and clinical evidence of hypertension may suggest the diagnosis of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), MR imaging findings with only involvement of the medulla oblongata pose a diagnostic dilemma. In the cases presented here, we demonstrated MR imaging findings of a presumed brain stem (medulla oblongata) variant of PRES and emphasized the diagnostic value of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-757
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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