Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 139-140

Magnetic resonance imaging of nerve root inflammation in the Guillain-Barré syndrome

  • J. R. PerryAffiliated withDivision of Neurology, St. Michael's Hospital
  • , A. FungAffiliated withDivision of Radiology, St. Michael's Hospital
  • , P. PoonAffiliated withDivision of Radiology, St. Michael's Hospital
  • , N. BayerAffiliated withDivision of Neurology, St. Michael's Hospital

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Abstract

We report gadolinium-enhancing nerve root lesions in a 52-year-old man with typical Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). This enhancement correlates well with the perineurial inflammatory and demyelinating processes known to characterize GBS and other inflammatory neuropathies. MRI should enable further exploration of patterns of disease in GBS and, with further study, perhaps assist in evaluating therapy.

Key words

Magnetic resonance imaging polyneuritis Guillain Barré syndrome