Diffuse axonal injury with selective involvement of the corticospinal tract a diffusion tensor imaging case study

Francesca Tavanti, Valeria Coppola, Andrea Romano, Mario Beccia, Giorgia Giuliani, Alberto Pierallini, Alessandro Bozzao

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Abstract

The identification of diffuse axonal injury (DAI) can be difficult, especially using conventional imaging (CT or MRI), which usually appears normal. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is useful in identifying white matter abnormalities in patients with DAI. We describe the case of a 17-year-old female with severe closed head injury and right-side hemiparesis, studied with DTI and MR-tractography. In this case, DTI was useful to detect focal and diffuse signs of DAI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-399
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2014

Keywords

  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Excitotoxic oedema
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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