Incidence of ectopic gray matter in patients with schizophrenia and healthy control subjects studied with MRI

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. Summer 1998;10(3):351-3. doi: 10.1176/jnp.10.3.351.


Magnetic resonance imaging scans were visually inspected to investigate the incidence of gray matter heterotopia (GMH) in a group of 55 schizophrenic patients and a group of 75 control subjects. No GMHs were found in the control subjects. In the patient group, 1 GMH was found, an incidence of 1.8%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Brain / abnormalities
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Choristoma / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Neurons*
  • Risk Factors
  • Schizophrenia / diagnosis*
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid / diagnosis