Transient encephalopathy in a postoperative non-alcoholic female with Marchiafava-Bignami disease

Lesli E. Rusche-Skolarus, Brendan P. Lucey, Katie D. Vo, B. Joy Snider

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Abstract

Marchiafava-Bignami disease (MBD) is historically reported in middle-aged alcoholic men. We describe the presentation, course and radiological findings of a young non-alcoholic woman who developed encephalopathy and MRI findings consistent with MBD postoperatively. She returned to baseline after vitamin supplementation. We believe it is important to diagnose MBD because it is a potentially reversible encephalopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-715
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume109
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

Keywords

  • Corpus callosum
  • Encephalopathy
  • Malnutrition
  • Marchiafava-Bignami disease

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