Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in children with chronic kernicterus

Atalar M. H. , Buyakayhan D., Icagosioglu D.

NEUROSCIENCES, vol.11, no.3, pp.201-204, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-204


Advances in perinatal monitoring and early treatment for hyperbilirubinemia in high-risk patients have greatly reduced the incidence of kernicterus. Findings on MRI in patients with kernicterus are characteristic. The most characteristic pattern of neuropathological lesions in kernicterus is symmetric and highly selective involvement of the basal ganglia. In this study, we report the MRI findings in 2 infants with clinical and laboratory evidence of kernicterus.