Basal ganglia and thalamus signal abnormalities

Dr Owen Kang and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Basal ganglia and thalamus signal abnormalities occur in a wide variety of conditions. Ischaemia/hypoxia, metabolic disorders and toxins, particularly those that affect the respiratory chain, have a predilection for affecting the basal ganglia as they are highly metabolically active. 

They can be thought of in terms of the specific signal abnormality or according to the underlying disease processes.

Signal intensity changes

Although there is significant overlap between some of these lists they are discussed separately. 

Pathological processes

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rID: 13079
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Signal abnormalities in the basal ganglia
  • Signal abnormality of the basal ganglia

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