Huntington's disease

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Long history of a movement disorder.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
MRI

MRI brain

No focal intra or extraaxial collection or mass identified. The caudate heads are somewhat reduced in size, confirmed with reduced frontal horn to intercaudate distance ratio (FH/CC)= 1.7 (normal ratio 2.2 to 2.6) and intercaudate distance to the inner table ratio (CC/IT) = 0.2 (normal ratio 0.09 to 0.12). 

Conclusion: Features are consistent with the clinical diagnosis of Huntington's disease.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of Huntington's disease, with atrophy of the caudate heads. This patient had the diagnosis established genetically. 

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Case information

rID: 22235
Case created: 21st Mar 2013
Last edited: 21st Mar 2017
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