Retained gadolinium in the brain

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio


Long-term follow-up for low-grade glioma. Frequent MRI scans for 8 years.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

MRI Brain (selected images)


Note the hyperintense T1 signal in bilateral dentate nuclei

Case Discussion

Recent studies have linked an abnormal T1 shortening in the globus pallidus and the dentate nuclei in patients who had undergone repeated prior administration of gadolinium. However, it is still unclear if there is any clinical significance of this finding 1.

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