Computerized tomographic scan findings in patients with autistic behavior

Arch Neurol. 1980 Aug;37(8):504-10. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1980.00500570052008.


An analysis of the computerized tomography scans of 17 patients with autistic behavior was carried out by investigators independent from those selecting the subjects. Mild abnormalities of the ventricular system were noted in several scans (increased size, altered left/right relation of lateral ventricles), and in three scans major hydrocephalus and circumscribed lesions of the parenchyma were seen. It was not possible to discern a singular abnormal pattern, the abnormalities appearing consequent to a variety of disease processes of the CNS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Autistic Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebral Ventriculography
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*