Cranial ultrasonography in maple syrup urine disease

Giuseppe Fariello, Carlo Dionisi-Vici, Cinzia Orazi, Saverio Malerta, Andrea Bartuli, Paolo Schingo, Enza Carnevale, Isora Saponara, Gaetano Sabetta

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We performed serial cranial ultrasonography in four newborns affected by maple syrup urine disease. Symmetric increase of echogenicity of periventricular white matter, basal ganglia (mainly pallidi), and thalami was detected in the acute stage. The degree of ultrasonography abnormalities paralleled the clinical course of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-315
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Brain, ultrasound
  • Infants, diseases
  • Maple syrup urine disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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