Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 105–110

No Difference in Hippocampus Volume Detected on Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Autistic Individuals

Authors

  • Joseph Piven
    • The Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Iowa
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ClinicUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • James Bailey
    • The Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Iowa
  • Bonnie J. Ranson
    • The Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Iowa
  • Stephan Arndt
    • The Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Iowa
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1026084430649

Cite this article as:
Piven, J., Bailey, J., Ranson, B.J. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (1998) 28: 105. doi:10.1023/A:1026084430649

Abstract

Neuropathological and animal studies have implicated the hippocampus as having a potential role in autism. Current imaging methods are well suited to the detailed measurement of the volume of the hippocampus, which has received little attention in previous imaging studies in autism. We report the results of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study of 35 autistic and 36 control subjects. Detailed (1.5 mm) MRI did not reveal differences in the volume of the hippocampus in autistic individuals.

Hippocampusmagnetic resonance imagingautism

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1998