Brain stem hypertensive encephalopathy evaluated by line scan diffusion-weighted imaging

Motonori Nagata, Masayuki Maeda, Hirokazu Tsukahara, Stephan E. Maier, Ken Takeda

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Hypertensive encephalopathy rarely presents with predominant involvement of the brain stem and relative sparing of the supratentorial regions. We describe the MR imaging features in a patient with reversible brain stem hypertensive encephalopathy. Extensive hyperintensity was predominantly seen in brain stem regions on fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery and T2-weighted images. These lesions showed an increased apparent diffusion coefficient with the use of line scan diffusion-weighted imaging. The clinical findings and MR imaging abnormalities resolved with control of hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-806
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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