Wallerian degeneration

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Follow up of a known case of previous cerebrovascular stroke.

Patient Data

Age: 50-year-old
Gender: Male
MRI

MRI Brain

Right basal ganglionic encephalomalacia with associated volume loss of the right cerebral peduncle and cerebral hemisphere and abnormal signal of gliosis seen at the right aspect of the pons, right crus cerebri, corona radiata and centrum semiovale corresponding to the corticospinal tract distribution.

Case Discussion

Wallerian degeneration is the axonal degeneration following proximal nerve cell injury which could be as a result of infarction, hemorrhage or demyelination.

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Case information

rID: 31872
Case created: 2nd Nov 2014
Last edited: 15th Feb 2016
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