Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: child

CT brain

CT of the brain demonstrates decreased attenuation in the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres posteriorly.


MRI of the brain demonstrates increased T2 signal and reduced T1 signal in the white matte of the cerebral hemispheres posteriorly. There is faint enhancement at the anterior margin of the signal abnormality. Decreased NAA and increased lactate are noted. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of adrenoleukodystrophy

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Case information

rID: 10580
Published: 23rd Aug 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included