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DTI examination of child with cerebral palsy

Case Study
Dr. Lee, Seung-Koo, M.D. Seoul, Yonsei University College of Medicine Korea

Patient history:

Two-year-old male with cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia.

MR examination:


MR images and interpretation:

T2-weighted T2-weighted


The T2-weighted images show decreased volume of periventricular white matter

and dilatation of trigone of lateral ventricles. Thalamic atrophy is also noted.


Fiber tractography Normal reference
Fiber tractography
Normal reference


Tractography of motor and sensory fibers shows decreased volume of sensory

tracts (pink) in contrast to relatively spared motor tracts (yellow fibers).

A reference image from a normal child of the same age shows normal thickness

of sensory fibers.




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