Metachromatic leukodystrophy

Case contributed by Townsville radiology training

Presentation

Progressive spastic quadraparesis over 7 months, left worse than right. New speech and swallowing difficulties.

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Female
MRI

Diffuse T2 hyperintensity in the deep white matter of both cerebral hemispheres with involvement of the pyramidal tracts and sparing of the subcortical U fibers.

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Case information

rID: 18361
Published: 3rd Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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