• Ioana GRIGORE Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
  • Georgeta DIACONU Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași


The aim
of this study was to determine clinico-radiologic correlations, using cranial magnetic resonance
imaging (IRM)/computed tomographic exam (CT), in cerebral palsy (CP). Material and
method: We studied 129 children (86 males, 43 females; aged 2-18 years) diagnosed with
different types of CP. Computed tomographic examinations was performed in 100 (77,52%) of
children and IRM in 29 (22,48%). Results: In 19 (14.72%) children the neuroimaging exam
was normal. At 110 (85.28%) patients the IRM/CT showed different types of abnormalities.
The most common neuroimaging findings was ventriculomegaly (38 cases), followed by focal
infarct (28 cases), periventricular leukomalacia (17 cases), cortical and cortical/subcortical
atrophy (13 cases), basal ganglia lesions (12 cases) and cortical migration and organization
problems (12 cases). The CT/IRM abnormalities was associated in 65.45% of cases with
mental retardation and 44,54% presented epileptic seizures. In CP neuroimaging findings are
common, but variable and IRM/CT change correlates with neurological assessment. Conclusion:
Patients with CP and mental retardation or/and epilepsy were more likely to have obvious
CT/IRM changes.

Author Biographies

Ioana GRIGORE, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași


Georgeta DIACONU, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Facultatea de Medicinã
Clinica a III-a Pediatrie


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