Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
MRI

Increased T2 signals in posterior limb of bilateral internal capsules, tracking superiorly to subcortical white matter of motor cortex and inferiorly along corticospinal tracts.

Case Discussion

This patient presented with clinical amyotrophic lateral sclerosis subsequently confirmed. It is important to recognize, however, that slight increase in T2 signal is common in the corticospinal tracts and thus one should not over-call subtle change. 

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Case information

rID: 4719
Case created: 2nd Oct 2008
Last edited: 30th Mar 2018
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