Vasogenic edema-like pattern in Wilson's disease: Diffusion-weighted imaging findings
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an efficient method for documenting involvement of the central nervous system in Wilson's disease, thus allowing better anatomical and clinical correlation. The neurologic symptoms of Wilson's disease are usually caused by cerebral copper accumulation sufficient to destroy nerve cells. Cranial MRI findings in cases of Wilson's disease have previously been described. We herein report a case of 9-year-old female patient with Wilson's disease, proved by liver biopsy, who underwent cranial diffusion-weighted MRI. © 2006 IOS Press. All rights reserved.