Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
NEUROIMAGING
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120--121

Magnetic resonance imaging of bilateral mesial temporal sclerosis in chronic kernicterus


Virginia C Mendes1, Fernando Costa1, Antonia Silva2, Maria Jose Rosas2 
1 Department of Neuroradiology, Hospital de S. Joćo, Porto, Portugal
2 Department of Neurology, Hospital de S. Joćo, Porto, Portugal

Correspondence Address:
Virginia C Mendes
Serviēo de Neurorradiologia, Hospital de S. Joćo, Alameda Prof. Hernāni Monteiro, 4000 - Porto
Portugal

Kernicterus is an encephalopathy resulting from the cerebral deposition of unconjugated bilirubin in the neonatal period. We report a case of kernicterus where MRI demonstrated bilateral symmetric high signal intensity and volume loss in the hippocampus in addition to globus pallidus and subthalamic nucleus hyperintensity onT2-weighted images. The authors believe that hippocampal sclerosis, plays a role in adding specificity to the imaging diagnosis of kernicterus.


How to cite this article:
Mendes VC, Costa F, Silva A, Rosas MJ. Magnetic resonance imaging of bilateral mesial temporal sclerosis in chronic kernicterus.J Pediatr Neurosci 2009;4:120-121


How to cite this URL:
Mendes VC, Costa F, Silva A, Rosas MJ. Magnetic resonance imaging of bilateral mesial temporal sclerosis in chronic kernicterus. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jun 6 ];4:120-121
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