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Wernicke's Encephalopathy : MRI

This is an MRI image obtain in alcoholic beggar presented with ataxia, ophthalmoplegia and acute confusional state. Red arrow shows hyperintense signal around mamillary bodies and yellow arrow around periaqueductal area.

Important Point :

MRI  in wernicke's encephalopathy shows hyperintense T2/FLAIR signal involving the mamillary bodies, dorsomedial thalami, tectal plate, periaqueductal area, and around 3rd ventricle.

Wernicke's Encephalopathy : MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Rating: 5

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