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Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging and cerebral computerized tomography for patients with solvent-induced encephalopathy.
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PMID:  1553515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To compare the results of cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) for patients with solvent-induced encephalopathy, a parallel study was performed with nine patients. The diagnosis had been given three to five years earlier on the basis of relevant exposure to solvents, findings on neuropsychological tests, a neurological examination, and cerebral CT. There was no progression of pathological lesions from the first to the second CT examination. Four patients with atrophy in the CT examination also had atrophy in the MRI examination. In addition three patients with normal CT findings showed atrophy in the MRI examination. It was concluded that MRI should be the modality of choice whenever diagnostic imaging is necessary in the clinical workout of patients with diagnosed or suspected solvent-induced encephalopathy.
H L Leira; G Myhr; G Nilsen; L G Dale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0355-3140     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-30     Completed Date:  1992-04-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511540     Medline TA:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Occupational Medicine, University Hospital of Trondheim, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / chemically induced,  diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Solvents / adverse effects*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
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