A case of Marchiafava-Bignami disease: Serial changes with diffusion-weighted MR imaging

Naoto Sugeno, Makiko Nagai, Yusei Shiga, Gonzou Shiina, Yasuto Itoyama

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Abstract

We report a 34-year-old man who presented with alcohol-withdrawal delirium. In the early phase, diffusion-weighted MR imaging demonstrating a high intensity area in the corpus callosum, indicating Marchiafava-Bignami disease. T2-weighted MR imaging did not clearly show the lesion. He was treated and completely recovered in terms of clinical state and MRI findings. Although historically the most of Marchiafava-Bignami disease was not cured, it seems that the lesion is reversible by management in the early stage. We propose that diffusion-weighted MR imaging is useful for the early detection of Marchiafava-Bignami disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology
Volume42
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Corpus callosum
  • DWI
  • Marchiafava-Bignami disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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