Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc XyzPilmn / M / 35 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzah.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Brain.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O altered sensorium and gait ataxia since 2-3 months.
M.R.I of the brain was performed using the following parameters :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted, proton and T2 Weighted axial images.
5 mm thick FLAIR coronal images.
There is a faint hyperintense signal located within the head of the caudate nuclei and putamen bilaterally (scans 102.11, 105.11) on the T2 Weighted and FLAIR images. The putamen and caudate nuclei appear smaller (atrophic) as compared to the normal.
There is mild dilatation of the ventricular system, especially the frontal horns with loss of inferolateral bulge of the frontal horns of the lateral ventricles. The basal cisternal spaces are slight prominent. There is no shift of the midline structures. No obvious vascular anomaly is identified on this study.
Mild dilatation of the ventricular system with the putamen and caudate nuclei appearing smaller (atrophic) in size as compared to normal with faint hyperintense signal within these nuclei on the T2 Weighted and FLAIR images is not specific for a single etiology.
However such MRI features are seen in neurodegenerative disorders like Huntingtons disease.