Putaminal rim sign

The putaminal rim sign, also known as the putaminal slit sign, is a relatively specific sign of multiple system atrophy - parkinsonism (MSA-P), and refers to a linear region of high signal surrounding the lateral aspect of the putamen at 1.5 T MRI on T2 weighted images or ADC map. Importantly this appearance can be seen in normal individuals at 3 T 1

Neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases are legion and their classification just as protean. A useful approach is to divide them according to underlying pathological process, although even using this schema, there is much overlap and thus resulting confusion.

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rID: 36772
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Putaminal slit sign

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