J Korean Radiol Soc.  2006 Oct;55(4):407-410. 10.3348/jkrs.2006.55.4.407.

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of Brain Injury Due to Neonatal Hypoglycemia: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Wonkwang University Hopital, Korea.

Abstract

Profound hypoglycemia results in significant brain injury because glucose is essential for normal brain functioning. We present here a case of transient neonatal hypoglycemia with diffuse brain injury. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed 2 days after onset, and this revealed bilateral regions of restricted diffusion in the parietal, occipital, frontal and temporal lobes. On the T1-weighted images, the regions showed indistinct gray matter-white matter differentiation. There were subtle high signal intensity lesions along the corresponding regions of the FLAIR and T2-weighted images.

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Magnetic resonance (MR), diffusion study; Brain, injuries; Magnetic resonance (MR) in infants and children
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