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Abnormal Myelination

Abnormal myelination is a nonspecific finding and can be caused by metabolic diseases, infection, trauma, hypoxia-ischemia, and malformation syndromes. On a single examination, the pathologic process cannot be determined to be delayed myelination or an arrest of myelination. Two points in time are required to make that determination.

   
Abnormal myelination in an 18 month old on T2W images - the peripheral white matter is still high signal, more notable on the left.
   


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