Diffusion weighted imaging in ataxic hemiparesis.

  title={Diffusion weighted imaging in ataxic hemiparesis.},
  author={Akiyuki Hiraga and A Uzawa and Ikuo Kamitsukasa},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={78 11},
OBJECTIVE Ataxic hemiparesis (AH) is a well recognised lacunar syndrome involving homolateral ataxia with accompanying corticospinal tract impairment. Most previous studies of lesion location in AH did not use diffusion weighted MRI (DW MRI). The purpose of this study was to use DW MRI to evaluate the radiological correlation in patients presenting with AH. METHODS Retrospectively, we studied 29 patients with AH using DW MRI. RESULTS All patients were scanned within 4 days of onset. Acute… CONTINUE READING


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