Neuroradiology

, Volume 38, Supplement 1, pp S111–S113

Spinal MRI in progressive myeloneuropathy associated with vitamin E deficiency

  • M. Vorgerd
  • M. Tegenthoff
  • J. P. Malin
  • D. Kühne
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

DOI: 10.1007/BF02278134

Cite this article as:
Vorgerd, M., Tegenthoff, M., Malin, J.P. et al. Neuroradiology (1996) 38(Suppl 1): S111. doi:10.1007/BF02278134

Abstract

We describe a patient with a progressive neurological disorder consisting of ataxia, loss of proprioception and pyramidal tract dysfunction in his sixth decade. He had severe vitamin E deficiency due to fat malabsorption secondary to chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Sural nerve biopsy revealed a reduced number of myelinated fibres. MRI of the cervical spine showed high-signal lesions on T2-weighted images in the posterior columns, correlating well with the clinical findings.

Key words

Vitamin E deficiencyMagnetic resonance imaging

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© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Vorgerd
    • 1
  • M. Tegenthoff
    • 1
  • J. P. Malin
    • 1
  • D. Kühne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyRuhr University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Department of Neuroradiology, Alfried-Krupp-KrankenhausEssenGermany