Communicating hydrocephalus in metachromatic leukodystrophy

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


Developmental delay

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Male

Diffuse white matter hypo densities in both cerebral hemispheres.

Dilatation of the ventricular system without any obstructive lesion.

The brain stem and cerebellum are unremarkable.

No abnormal post contrast enhancement.

Case Discussion

The features are suggestive of metachromatic leukodystrophy with communicating hydrocephalus.

A similar case is reported by Jay Desai and John Grimm in MRI1.

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Case information

rID: 70174
Published: 7th Aug 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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