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Hyperintense signal change of the mammary bodies and periaqueductal gray matter in Wernicke encephalopathy

Axial section of cerebral MRI FLAIR sequence showing hyperintense signal change of the mammary bodies and periaqueductal gray matter in a 66-year-old man with Wernicke encephalopathy complicating prolonged parenteral nutrition. (Source: Slim S, Ayed K, Triki W, et al. Gayet-Wernicke's encephalopathy complicating prolonged parenteral nutrition in patient treated for colonic cancer - a case report. BMC Nutr 2022;8[1]:83. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International [CC BY 4.0] license, Image cropped from original.)

Associated Disorders

  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Alcohol withdrawal seizures
  • Alcoholic cerebellar degeneration
  • Alcoholic myopathy
  • Alcoholic neuropathy
  • Alcoholic pellagra
  • Autonomic hyperactivity
  • Central pontine myelinolysis
  • Cerebral contusion
  • Delirium tremens
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hyponatremia
  • Korsakoff psychosis
  • Marchiafava-Bignami syndrome
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Substance abuse
  • Wernicke encephalopathy
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome