1995 issue 4

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Volume 4, issue 4

Diagnostyka obrazowa i neuropsychologiczna

MRI study of the CNS characteristics in patients with bipolar affective disorder or schizophrenia

MARIA BERĘSEWICZ1, Iwona Koszewska1, STANISŁAW PUŻYŃSKI1, WALDEMAR DUDEK1, Renata Poniatowska2, TERESA KRYST-WIDŹGOWSKA2, RENATA KRAWCZYK2
1. II Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
2. Zakładu Neuroradiologii IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1995, 4, 373-380
Keywords: bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, MRI, CT, CNS

Abstract

Subjects in the MRI study were 40 patients with bipolar affective disorder and 40 patients with schizophrenia. The most frequent CNS abnormalities in both these groups turned out to be: widening of the third ventricle and hyperintensive signals foci (observed in 25% of cases). Moreover, in patients with bipolar affective disorder a widening of the inferior (temporal) horn of the right lateral ventricle was found.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Maria Beręsewicz,
II Klinika Psychiatryczna IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa