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Yeungnam Univ J Med > Volume 15(2); 1998 > Article
Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1998;15(2):306-315.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1998.15.2.306    Published online December 31, 1998.
MRI Findings of Neuro-Behcet' Disease.
Han Won Jang, Woo Mok Byun, Kil Ho Cho, Mi Soo Hwang
Department of Diagnostic Radiology College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea.
Abstract
MR findings in nine patients(three female, six male) with neuroBehcet's disease were retrospectively analyzed. NeuroBehcet's disease was diagnosed on the basis of typical clinical symptoms. Involved site, pattern, signal intensity, and contrast enhancement pattern on MRI were evaluated. In addition, follow up MR imaging was performed in four patients. The midbrain(7/9), internal capsule(7/9), pons(6/9), thalamus(6/9), basal ganglia(5/9), middle cerebella peduncle(4/9), medulla oblongata(2/9), and subcortical white matter(2/9) are involved on MRI. The size of lesions were 1cm to 3cm and their margin was ill-defined and patchy. Inhomogeneous high signal intensity on the T2-weighted images and low signal intensity on T1-weighted images was seen respectvely. In four of nine cases, there was focal enhancement. On follow up MR imaging, improvement or recurrance of the lesions was found. Also in two cases of follow up cases there was artophy in brainstem and/or middle cerebellar peduncles. In conclusion, MR imaging with systemic clinical symptoms is useful for diagnosing neuro-Behcet's disease.
Key Words: Brain MR, Behcet's disease, Magnetic resonance(MR), Contrast enhancement


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