Brain MRI Features in Horizontal Gaze Palsy with Progressive Scoliosis

Mostafa Almasi, Mohammad Rohani, Mostafa Soltan Sanjari and Atefeh Imani

Abstract

Horizontal gaze palsy with progressive scoliosis (HGPPS) is a rare disease with characteristic imaging features. We report a teenager girl with severe kyphoscoliosis and bilateral horizontal gaze palsy with normal other neurologic examination. The brain MRI revealed “tented” pons and “butterfly-shape” medulla. These changes are due to agenesis of deep structures of brainstem which play important roles in horizontal gaze and proprioception.

Published on: April 28, 2017
doi: 10.17756/jnpn.2017-012
Citation:  Almasi M, Rohani M, Soltan Sanjari M, Imani A. 2017. Brain MRI Features in Horizontal Gaze Palsy with Progressive Scoliosis. J Neuroimaging Psychiatry Neurol 2(1): 1-2.

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