Thalmic vaciuation in acute Wernicke's encephalopathy

  title={Thalmic vaciuation in acute Wernicke's encephalopathy},
  author={Chris Byrne and Glenda H Halliday and Jane Ellis and Clive Harper},
  journal={Metabolic Brain Disease},
Two patients with acute Wemicke's encephalopathy, with the diagnosis confirmed pathologically at autopsy, showed substantial vacuolation and neuronal degeneration in discrete nuclei of the thalamus. Thalamic vacuolation has not been described previously in acute Wernicke's encephalopathy. The use of frozen sections to minimize processing artifact was… CONTINUE READING