Huntington's disease

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Long history of a movement disorder.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years

MRI brain

No focal intra or extraaxial collection or mass identified. The caudate heads are somewhat reduced in size, confirmed with reduced frontal horn to intercaudate distance ratio (FH/CC)= 1.7 (normal ratio 2.2 to 2.6) and intercaudate distance to the inner table ratio (CC/IT) = 0.2 (normal ratio 0.09 to 0.12). 

Conclusion: Features are consistent with the clinical diagnosis of Huntington's disease.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of Huntington's disease, with atrophy of the caudate heads. This patient had the diagnosis established genetically. 

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Case information

rID: 22235
Published: 21st Mar 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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