MRI evidence of cerebellar and hippocampal involvement in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Neuroradiology. 2001 Sep;43(9):746-9. doi: 10.1007/s002340100587.


We report a 51-year-old woman with the Brownell-Oppenheimer (cerebellar) variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). She had the typical findings of bilateral basal ganglion changes on MRI, as well as changes in the cerebellum and hippocampus. This case adds further information to the known imaging characteristics of CJD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain / pathology
  • Cerebellum / pathology*
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Hippocampus / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Middle Aged