Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRI tractography in progressive supranuclear palsy-like syndrome

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  • An 18-year-old woman underwent an uneventful ascending aortic aneurysm repair then developed progressive supranuclear palsy-like syndrome. Extensive neuroimaging including contrasted fat-suppressed cranial and orbital magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI tractography, and functional MRI (fMRI) revealed no clear radiographic involvement except for a single tiny hypoechoic midbrain dot on the T2∗-weighted gradient-echo imaging, which is not considered sufficient to account for the patient's deficits. This case attests to the occult nature of this rare and devastating syndrome.
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  • Vaphiades MS; Visscher K; Rucker JC; Vattoth S; Roberson GH
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  • 64
  • End Page

  • 68
  • Volume

  • 39
  • Issue

  • 2