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January 1988

Central Nervous System Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Myotonic Dystrophy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Glantz and Wright), Radiology (Dr Huckman), Psychology and Social Sciences (Dr Garron), and Orthopedic Surgery (Dr Siegel), Rush Medical College, Chicago.

Arch Neurol. 1988;45(1):36-37. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520250042017

• We evaluated findings in 14 patients with myotonic dystrophy (MD) using magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and compared them with those in age-matched controls with headache. There was an increased incidence of ventriculomegaly and a lumpy and/or thick pattern of periventricular hyperintensity in patients with MD as compared with the age-matched controls. These white matter abnormalities do not appear to be etiologically specific, but some possible explanations for these frequent findings in MD are discussed.

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