Reversible MR angiographic findings in a patient with autoimmune Graves disease


UTKU U., Asil T. , CELIK Y., TUCER D.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.25, no.9, pp.1541-1543, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1541-1543

Abstract

A 45-year-old woman presented with subacute encephalopathy due to autoimmune Graves disease. MR angiography (MRA) demonstrated stenosis of the major intracerebral arteries. After high-dose methylprednisolone therapy and plasmapheresis, her neurologic status improved dramatically, and the MRA findings resolved after 3 months. The angiographic findings in Graves disease that resemble those in Moyamoya disease are temporary.