Brain MRI findings with vigabatrin therapy: Case report and literature review

Kaiser Hussain, Thomas J. Walsh, J. Levi Chazen

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Abstract

Infantile spasm or West syndrome is a pediatric epileptic disorder characterized by flexor and/or extensor spasms beginning in childhood. Vigabatrin is an effective medical therapy for infantile spasm but has pronounced, potentially worrisome imaging findings in patients receiving therapy. We present the case of an 8-month-old infant with such brain magnetic resonance imaging findings after treatment initiation. In this article, we highlight the imaging changes and discuss the differential diagnosis along with the required follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain MRI
  • Epilepsy
  • Infantile spasm
  • Vigabatrin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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