, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 52–56 | Cite as

MRI of patients with cerebral palsy and normal CT scan

  • P. van Bogaert
  • D. Baleriaux
  • C. Christophe
  • H. B. Szliwowski
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


Three children with clinical evidence of cerebral palsy (CP) and normal cerebral computed tomography (CT) scans were evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify CT-undetectable white matter lesions in the watershed zones of arterial territories. The two patients with spastic diplegia showed bilateral lesions either in the subcortical regions or in the occipital periventricular regions. The patient with congenital hemiplegia exhibited unilateral lesions in the periventricular region. We conclude that MRI is more informative than CT for the evaluation of patients with CP.

Key words

Cerebral palsy Congenital hemiplegia Spastic diplegia Magnetic resonance imaging Computed tomography Periventricular leukomalacia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. van Bogaert
    • 1
  • D. Baleriaux
    • 2
  • C. Christophe
    • 2
  • H. B. Szliwowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology (Pediatric Neurology), Hôpital ErasmeUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Radiology (Neuroradiology), Hôpital ErasmeUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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