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Huntington Chorea

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2015)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Huntington Chorea

History: This 35 y.o. man complains of spontaneous un-controlled jerking movements of his arms. These occur without any prodrome or aura. Family Hx: His parents divorced when he was a child. His father died in his early 40s with some type of dementia.

Findings: The single non-contral CT shows enlargement of both frontal horns (of the lateral ventricles).

Ddx: Hydrocephalus Huntington Disease

Dxhow: Characteristic Imaging and Family History

No MeSH data available.


Notice the enlarged frontal horns (labeled vent.). This is compensatory for the atrophy of the caudate nucleus (arrow).  Normally, the caudate nucleus - especially the head - produces a convex bulge into the lateral border of the later ventricles.  In this case, the lateral margins are bowed outward (lateral) due to caudate atrophy.
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MPX1805_synpic61082: Notice the enlarged frontal horns (labeled vent.). This is compensatory for the atrophy of the caudate nucleus (arrow). Normally, the caudate nucleus - especially the head - produces a convex bulge into the lateral border of the later ventricles. In this case, the lateral margins are bowed outward (lateral) due to caudate atrophy.


Huntington Chorea

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2015)

Notice the enlarged frontal horns (labeled vent.). This is compensatory for the atrophy of the caudate nucleus (arrow).  Normally, the caudate nucleus - especially the head - produces a convex bulge into the lateral border of the later ventricles.  In this case, the lateral margins are bowed outward (lateral) due to caudate atrophy.
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MPX1805_synpic61082: Notice the enlarged frontal horns (labeled vent.). This is compensatory for the atrophy of the caudate nucleus (arrow). Normally, the caudate nucleus - especially the head - produces a convex bulge into the lateral border of the later ventricles. In this case, the lateral margins are bowed outward (lateral) due to caudate atrophy.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Huntington Chorea

History: This 35 y.o. man complains of spontaneous un-controlled jerking movements of his arms. These occur without any prodrome or aura. Family Hx: His parents divorced when he was a child. His father died in his early 40s with some type of dementia.

Findings: The single non-contral CT shows enlargement of both frontal horns (of the lateral ventricles).

Ddx: Hydrocephalus Huntington Disease

Dxhow: Characteristic Imaging and Family History

No MeSH data available.