Reversible reduction of apparent diffusion coefficient values in bilateral internal capsules in transient hypoglycernia-induced hemiparesis


Albayram S., Ozer H., Gokdemir S. , Gulsen F. , Kiziltan G. , Kocer N. , ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.27, no.8, pp.1760-1762, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1760-1762

Abstract

A woman aged 68 years who experienced recurrent right hemiparesis caused by hypoglycemia was admitted to our hospital. When she was experiencing a low level of glucose, diffusion-weighted MR imaging showed the presence of hyperintensity lesions in the bilateral internal capsule. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging has been infrequently performed in patients with hypoglycemia. We report the reversible hyperintensity lesions on diffusion-weighted MR imaging in a hypoglycemic period in a patient with reversible hemiparesis. A reduction of apparent diffusion coefficient in a hypoglycemic period was clearly shown.