White matter abnormalities and Virchow Robin spaces in patients with psychotic disorders

Osman Ozdemir, Pinar Ozdemir, Vedat Cilingir, Mehmet Bulut, Damla Timucin
2014 Disease and Molecular Medicine  
In this study, we aimed to present white matter abnormalities and Virchow Robin spaces in patients with psychotic disorders and to discuss possible underlying mechanisms. The patient sample comprised 24 patients with psychotic disorders who had white matter abnormalities on MRI. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appeared periventricular white matter changes in twelve patients (%50,0), frontal lesions in six patients (%25,0), parietal lesions in six patients (%25,0), temporal lesions in one
more » ... ts (%4,2), infratentorial lesions in two patients (%8,3), and Virchow Robin spaces in eight patients (%33,3). This study suggested that there is a relationship between white matter abnormalities and psychotic disorders.
doi:10.5455/dmm.20140510085049 fatcat:n4qzvf6ja5euxlpodjuqohoi2u