Wernicke encephalopathy with symmetric pericentral involvement: MR findings

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1995 Mar-Apr;19(2):306-8. doi: 10.1097/00004728-199503000-00026.


MR imaging of a 67-year-old woman with Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) demonstrated symmetrical hyperintense lesions along the central and precentral sulci bilaterally besides the usual diencephalic and brain stem abnormalities. Postmortem examination confirmed that the lesions in the cerebral cortex were necrotizing and similar to those in typical WE.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Brain / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Wernicke Encephalopathy / diagnosis*