Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome caused by psychogenic food refusal: MR findings

P. M. Doraiswamy, E. W. Massey, K. Enright, V. J. Palese, D. Lamonica, O. Boyko

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Abstract

A 37-year-old woman developed Wernicke encephalopathy after prolonged psychogenic food refusal. MR revealed characteristic signal abnormalities in the midbrain and dorsal thalamus. Follow-up scans showed atrophy and third ventricular enlargement. Wernicke encephalopathy can occur in nonalcoholics, and MR imaging is useful in both the diagnosis and follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-596
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume15
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Doraiswamy, P. M., Massey, E. W., Enright, K., Palese, V. J., Lamonica, D., & Boyko, O. (1994). Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome caused by psychogenic food refusal: MR findings. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 15(3), 594-596.