Multiple system atrophy (MSA-P)

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Recurrent falls on background of idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

Reversal of the expected magnetic susceptibility pattern within the basal ganglia with more prominent T2* hypointensity within the putamen than the globus pallidus. There is also subtle corresponding decreased T2 signal within the putamen relative to the globus pallidus, and a linear rim of high T2 / FLAIR signal. 

Case Discussion

Findings and clinical setting are consistent with multiple system atrophy with predominant parkinsonian signs and symptoms (MSA-P).  

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Case information

rID: 14451
Published: 27th Jul 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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