MRI FINDINGS IN ACUTE WERNICKE’S ENCEPHALOPATHY, CAUSED BY HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM

Authors

  • Javed Anwar Ayub Medical College Abbottabad. Radiology Department CMH Multan
  • Sanaullah Soomro Radiology Department CMH Multan
  • Koukab Javed Radiology Department CMH Multan
  • Saima Omer Radiology Department CMH Multan

Abstract

A 25-year old pregnant female with history of confusion and drowsiness for 02 days was referred by neurophysician for MRI brain. MRI demonstrated T2W/FLAIR hyper intensities in medial thalami, peri-aqueductal areas with variable diffusion restriction, apparent as hyper intense signal on DWI and no signal change on ADC mapping that was typically consistent with Wernicke’s encephalopathy.  A high index of suspicion is necessary, as delayed or lack of treatment can lead to high morbidity and mortality.Keywords: Wernicke’s encephalopathy, MRI brain, Hyperemesis gravidarum

Author Biography

Javed Anwar, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad. Radiology Department CMH Multan

Radiology Department, Head of the Department.

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Published

2016-06-01