Chasing the dragon

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard



Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Selected axial images from a non-contrast CT demonstrate hypoattenuation in the cerebellar hemispheres and posterior limb of the internal capsule. 


Selected axial images. High T2 signal in the cerebellar hemispheric white matter, corticospinal tracts (sparing the red nuclei above), and extending up into the posterior limb of the internal capsule and perirolandic subcortical white matter. Note that the increased DWI signal in the cerebellum is T2 shine-through

Case Discussion

This man has a known history of heroin inhalation, also known as Chasing the dragon

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