Child's Nervous System

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 62–65 | Cite as

Acute toxic encephalopathy with symmetrical low density areas in the thalami and the cerebellum

  • Nobuhiko Aoki
Original Papers


Unique CT findings were obtained in four cases of acute toxic encephalopathy, including two cases of clinical Reye's syndrome in the acute stage. Common findings in these cases were symmetrical low density in the thalami and the cerebellum (mainly the dentate nuclei) and similar changes in the surroundings of the lateral ventricles.

Key words

Acute toxic encephalopathy Reye's syndrome Computed tomography 


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© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuhiko Aoki
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryFuchu Metropolitan HospitalTokyoJapan

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