Diffusion-weighted imaging findings in Balo concentric sclerosis

Br J Radiol. 2006 Jul;79(943):e28-31. doi: 10.1259/bjr/36636301.


Balo concentric sclerosis is a rare demyelinating disease. Pathognomonic features have been previously described. Diffusion-wighted imaging findings have not been previously described in Balo concentric sclerosis. We describe the diffusion-weighted imaging findings in a 45-year-old lady with Balo concentric sclerosis. Diffusion-weighted imaging offers insight into the possible pathophysiology of this rare disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diffuse Cerebral Sclerosis of Schilder / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Middle Aged