Periventricular leukomalacia

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi
Diagnosis almost certain


Developmental delay. History of prematurity,

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

The MRI sequences demonstrate:

  • ventriculomegaly with irregular margins of the bodies and trigones of the lateral ventricles

  • loss of periventricular white matter with increased FLAIR and T2 signal

  • thinning of the corpus callosum

Case Discussion

MR findings of end-stage periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).

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