Leigh syndrome in a 3-year-old boy with unusual brain MR imaging and pathologic findings


Topcu M., Saatci I., Apak R., Soylemezoglu F., Akcoren Z.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.21, sa.1, ss.224-227, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.224-227

Özet

We report unusual MR serial imaging and electron microscopy findings in a 3-year-old boy who had Leigh syndrome with cytochrome-c oxidase (cox) deficiency, The MR imaging findings included periventricular white matter involvement, posteroanterior progression, and extension through the corpus callosum and internal capsule; however, no basal ganglia or brain stem abnormality was found, which was suggestive of leukodystrophy. The most noteworthy findings were the cystic foci with contrast enhancement in the affected white matter.