Acute Marchiafava-Bignami disease

Case contributed by Dr Vahe Michael Zohrabian

Presentation

45 year old chronic alcoholic female presenting with acute headache and disorientation.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

ASNR 2016: This case was submitted as part of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR 2016) Case Of The Day competition, in collaboration with Radiopaedia.org. 

Modality: MRI

There is focal low T1 and high T2/FLAIR signal with restricted diffusion in the splenium of the corpus callosum. There is no associated mass effect.

Case Discussion

The patient was treated with intravenous vitamin B complex, with complete resolution of her symptoms over the course of several weeks.

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Case Information

rID: 42904
Case created: 14th Feb 2016
Last edited: 3rd Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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