Bright basal ganglia in T1-weighted magnetic resonance images are frequent in patients with portal vein thrombosis without liver cirrhosis and not suggestive of hepatic encephalopathy.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Deposition of paramagnetic substances in basal ganglia, resulting in increased signals in T1-weighted magnetic resonance images (bright basal ganglia), is frequently seen in liver cirrhosis. The present study describes the prevalence of bright basal ganglia and its clinical significance in patients with long-standing portal vein thrombosis… (More)

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@article{Nolte1998BrightBG, title={Bright basal ganglia in T1-weighted magnetic resonance images are frequent in patients with portal vein thrombosis without liver cirrhosis and not suggestive of hepatic encephalopathy.}, author={Wilhelm Nolte and J{\"{o}rg Wiltfang and Christian G Schindler and K Unterberg and Michael Finkenstaedt and Paul Dieter Niedmann and H. G. Hartmann and Giuliano Ramadori}, journal={Journal of hepatology}, year={1998}, volume={29 3}, pages={443-9} }