What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of ethylene glycol (EG) toxicity?

Updated: Dec 05, 2017
  • Author: Daniel C Keyes, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Imaging rarely contributes to the specific diagnosis of ethylene glycol intoxication, though thalamic lesions may occur on computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging scans of the brain in severe poisoning. Imaging may be useful as needed for routine care of these patients.


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