Unilateral cortical thickening and hyper-intensity due to mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke like episodes (MELAS)
International Clinical Neuroscience Journal,
Vol. 1 No. 2 (2014),
25 November 2014
Patients with mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) present with recurrent and partially reversible neurological deficits. Lesions of MELAS classically cause a signal change in both the grey and white matter, predominantly in the occipital and parietal lobes. These lesions mimic infarction. Here, we reported a case of MELAS with rare neuroimaging finding of hemispheric cortical thickening on T2/FLAIR images with intracortical nodular gadolinium enhancement; then we discussed the clinical and radiological differential diagnoses of it.
- Cortical thickening
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