Atypical MR presentation of Wilson disease: a possible consequence of paramagnetic effect of copper?

Neuroradiology. 1992;34(3):222-4. doi: 10.1007/BF00596341.


A 53-year-old patient with Wilsons's disease and without autonomic dysfunction presented on T2-weighted MR study an atypical decreased signal intensity of the putamina and the caudate nuclei. Possible explanations of such a signal abnormalities are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain / pathology*
  • Copper / metabolism
  • Female
  • Hepatolenticular Degeneration / diagnosis*
  • Hepatolenticular Degeneration / drug therapy
  • Hepatolenticular Degeneration / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Magnetics
  • Middle Aged


  • Copper