What is the role of imaging in the diagnosis of Reye syndrome?

Updated: Apr 02, 2018
  • Author: Debra L Weiner, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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CT may reveal diffuse cerebral edema but may be normal.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

There are very few reports of MRI findings of Reye syndrome given the rarity of this condition since MRI has been available. Diffuse cerebral edema and diffusion restriction in thalamic midbrain, cerebral and subcortical white matter, and parasagittal cortex have been reported.


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