État criblé

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Bruno Di Muzio et al.

État criblé, also known as status cribrosum, is a term that describes the diffusely widened perivascular spaces (Virchow-Robin spaces) in the basal ganglia, especially in the corpus striatum on MRI. It is usually symmetrical, with the perivascular spaces showing CSF signal and without diffusion restriction.   

It should be differentiated from état lacunaire, which is related to multiple lacunar infarcts

History and etymology

It was first described by Charles Louis Maxime Durand-Fardel, a French physician, in 1842 3

Share article

Article information

rID: 35367
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Sieve-like state
  • Etat crible
  • Etat-crible
  • Cribriform state
  • État-criblé

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Case 1
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 2
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 3
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Fig, 1
    Case 4
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.