X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy

Case contributed by Dr Vinay Shah


7 year male child complaining of visual disturbances and seizures.

Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Male

bilateral near symmetrical confluent lesions in the peritrigonal region, temporo-parieto-occipital region, posterior aspects of internal and external capsules, selenium of corpus callosum, brain stem and cortico-spinal tracks. 

After administration of the contrast, enhancement of the intermediate zone of bilateral peritrigonal and temporo-parieto-occipital region, splenium of corpus callosum and cortico-spinal tracks at brainstem, represents active demyelination and inflammation. 

Case Discussion

These findings represent x-linked adrenoleukodystrophy

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Case information

rID: 20620
Published: 1st Dec 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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