Spinal cord and cauda equina MRI findings in metachromatic leukodystrophy: case report

Neuroradiology. 2005 Aug;47(8):572-5. doi: 10.1007/s00234-005-1369-5. Epub 2005 Jul 15.


Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is an autosomal recessive disease with well-documented intracranial findings on neuroimaging both by computed tomography (CT) and MRI. We describe the first case of late infantile MLD with spinal involvement revealed by MRI as marked contrast enhancement of nerve roots at the level of the cauda equina.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cauda Equina / pathology*
  • Contrast Media / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Leukodystrophy, Metachromatic / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Spinal Cord / pathology*


  • Contrast Media