T2 hyperintense basal ganglia (mnemonic)

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

A helpful mnemonic to recall the causes of T2 hyperintense basal ganglia is:

  • LINT


  • L: lymphoma
  • I: ischaemia
  • N: neurodegenerative conditions
  • T: toxins

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rID: 6573
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • LINT

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