Neuroradiology

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 112–114

CT and MRI in severe hypophosphataemia with central nervous system involvement

  • U. Weber
  • T. Hüppe
  • L. Niehaus
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

DOI: 10.1007/s002340050026

Cite this article as:
Weber, U., Hüppe, T. & Niehaus, L. Neuroradiology (2000) 42: 112. doi:10.1007/s002340050026

Abstract

We report a 38-year-old woman with extreme hypophosphataemia in whom CT and MRI disclosed bilateral lesions within the basal ganglia, thalamus and occipital lobes. After adequate substitution of phosphate the lesions grossly resolved and the patient recovered. This case is the first to demonstrate that profound changes of serum phosphate may be associated with reversible brain lesions.

Key words Hypophosphataemia Brain Myelinolysis, extrapontine Computed tomography Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Weber
    • 1
  • T. Hüppe
    • 1
  • L. Niehaus
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Krankenhaus Am Urban, Dieffenbachstrasse 1, 10967 Berlin, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Charité, Schumannstrasse 20–21, 10098 Berlin, GermanyDE

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