Acquired Cerebral Hemiatrophy: Idiopathic?

Neeraj Kumar, Edward P. Lindell, John D. Port

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The authors report the case of a young man with acquired cerebral hemiatrophy that was progressive initially but stabilized after a few months. He did not have any seizure throughout the course of his illness. No definite cause was evident despite extensive investigations. He did have a slight increase in white cell count on a cerebrospinal fluid study done during the progressive phase of his illness suggesting that an unidentified infective or inflammatory illness may have resulted in the cerebral hemiatrophy. The authors suggest that Rassmusen's encephalitis may in fact be a spectrum with the typical descriptions representing one end. The importance of multimodality imaging in evaluating patients with cerebral hemiatrophy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004


  • Hemiatrophy
  • Multi-modality imaging
  • Rassmusen's encephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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