Reversible reduction of apparent diffusion coefficient values in bilateral internal capsules in transient hypoglycernia-induced hemiparesis

Albayram S., Ozer H., Gokdemir S. , Gulsen F. , Kiziltan G. , Kocer N. , et al.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.27, ss.1760-1762, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1760-1762


A woman aged 68 years who experienced recurrent right hemiparesis caused by hypoglycemia was admitted to our hospital. When she was experiencing a low level of glucose, diffusion-weighted MR imaging showed the presence of hyperintensity lesions in the bilateral internal capsule. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging has been infrequently performed in patients with hypoglycemia. We report the reversible hyperintensity lesions on diffusion-weighted MR imaging in a hypoglycemic period in a patient with reversible hemiparesis. A reduction of apparent diffusion coefficient in a hypoglycemic period was clearly shown.