Specific magnetic resonance imaging findings in patient with progressive supranuclear palsy
|R. Vuchkova, D. Zlatareva|
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The clinical symptoms are vertical supranuclear palsy, gait and postural instability, cognitive deficit, parkinsonism. It is not always possible to differentiate clinically PSP from other atypical Parkinsonian syndromes
and from Parkinson disease. We present a case of 56-year-old women with clinically suspected PSP. The typical magnetic resonance findings were of most importance in diagnosis. For diagnosing the disease by means of neuroimaging it is necessary to analyze the sagittal MR images what is achievable in
daily routine practice without additional software and postprocessing.
Key words: PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY (PSP). MAGNETIC RESONANCE (MR). ATYPICAL PARKINSONIAN SYNDROME