Magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging in methylmalonic acidemia

Yesildag A., Ayata A., Baykal B., Koroglu M., Yildiz H., Oral B., ...Daha Fazla

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, cilt.46, sa.1, ss.101-103, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02841850510020888
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.101-103


Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) is an inborn disorder of amino acid metabolism, often presenting with neurological symptoms. We present the results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of the brain in a 16-month-old male patient with classic neurological and laboratory findings for MMA. MRI demonstrated the hyperintensity within globi pallidi both on T2-weighted image and DWI during the acute episode of metabolic acidosis.