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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120-121

Magnetic resonance imaging of bilateral mesial temporal sclerosis in chronic kernicterus

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
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.57339

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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.


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