What part of the brain is affected by methanol toxicity?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Kalyani Korabathina, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Methanol appears to affect the basal ganglia, primarily the putamen. Because of the availability of advanced neuroimaging techniques, the putaminal damage tends to be detected much earlier in current practice than it was in the past.


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