Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 277--280

Leukoencephalopathy with calcifications and cysts in a child with progressive hemiparesis—A case report


Minhaj Shaikh, Sarbesh Tiwari, Taruna Yadav, Pawan K Garg, Pushpinder S Khera 
 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sarbesh Tiwari
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur 342005, Rajasthan
India

With the advent of modern neuroimaging, the imaging features of various leukoencephalopathies have been unraveled in the past two decades. Leukoencephalopathy with calcifications and cysts (LCC) is one such rare autosomal recessive disorder with marked clinical heterogeneity and a striking but characteristic imaging appearance—diffuse white matter changes, intraparenchymal cysts, and calcifications. The calcifications in LCC are characteristically nodular, dense, bulky, and predominantly located in gray nuclei of the central brain (basal ganglia, thalami) and cerebellum (dentate nuclei). We describe a case of a 9-year-old boy with progressive left hemiparesis and seizures, which on imaging showed characteristic features of LCC. We further review the neuroimaging features of LCC and its differential diagnoses.


How to cite this article:
Shaikh M, Tiwari S, Yadav T, Garg PK, Khera PS. Leukoencephalopathy with calcifications and cysts in a child with progressive hemiparesis—A case report.J Pediatr Neurosci 2021;16:277-280


How to cite this URL:
Shaikh M, Tiwari S, Yadav T, Garg PK, Khera PS. Leukoencephalopathy with calcifications and cysts in a child with progressive hemiparesis—A case report. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];16:277-280
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