1. Yedavalli VS, Chowdhry PS, Bachchav V, Patil A. Potent Potables: Examining Acute and Chronic CT and MR Imaging Patterns of Ethanol and Methanol Poisoning. Neurographics. 2018;8(4):244-253. doi:10.3174/ng.1700042.
Alcohol intoxication can present in many forms, which leads to diagnostic dilemmas. In this
review, we examined both CT and MR imaging of acute and chronic imaging patterns of
ethanol and methanol toxicity. In acute ethanol intoxication, we delineated imaging findings
of Wernicke encephalopathy, Marchiafava-Bignami disease, osmotic demyelination syndrome,
and acute hepatic encephalopathy, with attention to characteristic CT and MR
imaging features of each entity. We similarly illustrated distinguishing imaging characteristics
of acute methanol intoxication. We also delved into chronic ethanol poisoning by
focusing on chronic acquired hepatic encephalopathy and seizurelike syndromes. Finally,
we elucidated CT and MR imaging features of chronic methanol poisoning because it can
manifest as multiple sclerosis mimics. In addition to detailing the distinct imaging features,
we also correlated these entities with their respective physiologies, and, in doing so, we
hope to achieve accurate diagnosis for the betterment of patient care.