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 NEUROIMAGING
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-64

Black holes in the brain and spine: A dark disease


1 Pediatric Neurology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatric Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Naveen Sankhyan
Pediatric Neurology Division, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatric Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Madhya Marg 160012, Chandigarh.
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_110_19

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A 7-year-old girl presented with difficulty in walking and bilateral vision impairment since past 15 days. On examination, she had disc pallor, flaccid paraparesis with positive Babinski sign, and reduced sensations below clavicle. She was diagnosed as anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP-4)-positive neuromyelitis optica. This article emphasizes the importance of recognizing its classical neuroimaging findings distinct from other disorders.






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