Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
NEUROIMAGING
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27--29

Magnetic resonance imaging in pantothenate kinase-2-associated neurodegeneration


Paramdeep Singh, Kavita Saggar, Maneet Kaur, Davinder Singh Pannu 
 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Paramdeep Singh
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
India

Pantothenate kinase-2-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is a rare autosomal recessive pediatric neurodegenerative disorder characterized by rigidity, dystonia, impaired postural reflexes, and progressive dementia. On T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging images, marked low signal intensity is seen in the globus pallidus. This low signal intensity surrounds a central region of high signal intensity in the anteromedial globus pallidus, giving an eye-of-the-tiger appearance.


How to cite this article:
Singh P, Saggar K, Kaur M, Pannu DS. Magnetic resonance imaging in pantothenate kinase-2-associated neurodegeneration.J Pediatr Neurosci 2012;7:27-29


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Singh P, Saggar K, Kaur M, Pannu DS. Magnetic resonance imaging in pantothenate kinase-2-associated neurodegeneration. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 26 ];7:27-29
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