Late onset familial hallervorden-spatz disease: MR findings in two sisters

P. Ambrosetto, R. Nonni, A. Bacci, G. Gobbi

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Two sisters affected by late onset Hallervorden-Spatz disease are described. In both patients, MR showed rings of decreased signal intensity surrounding hyperintense areas that gave a target-like appearance to the globi pallidi, a finding that corresponds with the known pathologic lesions in the disease. MR reflects the metabolic and anatomic evaluation of this disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-396
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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