Canavan disease: CT and MR imaging of the brain.


Canavan disease (spongy degeneration of the brain) is a rare lethal neurodegenerative disorder of infancy; fewer than 100 cases have been reported. We describe a series of nine patients with enzymatic defects and clinical features consistent with Canavan disease; in two patients the disease was proved by biopsy. All patients were examined with CT and seven… (More)

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