Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome: clinical and magnetic resonance imaging correlations.

@article{Sethi1988HallervordenSpatzSC,
  title={Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome: clinical and magnetic resonance imaging correlations.},
  author={Kapil D. Sethi and Robert J. Adams and David W. Loring and Taher El Gammal},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1988},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={692-4}
}
Two women with a presumptive diagnosis of Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome had a combination of dystonia and parkinsonism. One had retinitis pigmentosa. Neuropsychological testing revealed decreased verbal fluency and visuoconstructional and motor deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging performed with a high-field-strength unit (1.5 Tesla) showed striking abnormalities in the globus pallidus bilaterally ("eye-of-the-tiger" sign). Magnetic resonance imaging may prove useful in the diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING

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