Ten year progressive ventricular enlargement in schizophrenia: an MRI morphometrical study.

@article{Saijo2001TenYP,
  title={Ten year progressive ventricular enlargement in schizophrenia: an MRI morphometrical study.},
  author={Tomoyuki Saijo and Toshi Abe and Yasuhiro Someya and Takeshi Sassa and Yasuhiko Sudo and Tetsuya Suhara and T Shuno and Kunihiko Asai and Yoshiro Okubo},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={41-7}
}
Recent studies of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have suggested progressive structural changes in schizophrenics. However, those studies were conducted over periods of less than 5 years and thus lacked sufficient capacity to determine the course and nature of this process. In this study, MRI scans were obtained in 15 schizophrenics and 12 controls at baseline and after 4- and 10-year follow ups. Volumes of the lateral ventricles were measured. Patients were assessed by the… CONTINUE READING