[MR imaging of the brain in Wilson's disease]

Rinsho Hoshasen. 1989 Oct;34(11):1413-6.
[Article in Japanese]


Two cases of Wilson's disease, who had been treated for eight years, were examined by MRI at 1.5 tesla. MRI of both cases demonstrated lesions with prolonged T1, prolonged T2 and partially shortened T2 in bilateral lentiform nuclei. Lesions with prolonged T1 & T2 may reflect small cavitary lesions. On the other hand, shortened T2 area may be caused by copper deposits.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Female
  • Hepatolenticular Degeneration / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male