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Tortuous cerebral vessels (coronal MRA)

Coronal maximum-intensity projection MR angiography image (TR: 21.4, TE: 3.8) of a child with Menkes disease showing tortuous cerebral vessels with hairpin-like bending (obtained on a Siemens 3 Tesla TIM Trio machine). (Source: Gandhi R, Kakkar R, Rajan S, Bhangale R, Desai S. Menkes kinky hair syndrome: a rare neurodegenerative disease. Case Rep Radiol 2012;2012:684309. Creative Commons Attribution License.)

Associated Disorders

  • Distal motor neuropathy
  • Occipital horn syndrome