Improvement of cerebral CT abnormalities following liver transplantation in a patient with Wilson disease

J Comput Assist Tomogr. Jan-Feb 1988;12(1):138-40. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198801000-00027.

Abstract

Cerebral CT performed in patients with Wilson disease (hepatolenticular degeneration) often reveals abnormalities of the putamen, globus pallidus, thalamocapsular region, cerebral cortex, dentate nucleus, and brain stem. We report a patient with Wilson disease who demonstrated rapid reversal of CT abnormalities following orthotopic liver transplantation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain / pathology
  • Child
  • Hepatolenticular Degeneration / pathology
  • Hepatolenticular Degeneration / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Liver Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*