Optic atrophy and cerebral infarcts caused by methanol intoxication: MRI

H. H. Hsu, C. Y. Chen, F. H. Chen, C. C. Lee, T. Y. Chou, R. A. Zimmerman

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We present the MRI findings of cerebral and optic pathway damage in the acute and subacute stages of methanol intoxication. In the acute stage, CT and MRI showed bilateral haemorrhagic necrosis of the corpus striatum and infarcts in the anterior and middle cerebral arterial territories. MRI in the subacute stage demonstrated atrophy of the optic chiasm and prechiasmatic optic nerves in addition to the cerebral infarcts, The patient survived, with total blindness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-194
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Methanol intoxication
  • Toxic encephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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