Eur J Neurol 1997 Jan;4(1):15-23
Il Clinica Neurologica, Università degli Studi di Grescia, Spedali Civili, Piazza Ospedale, BresciaDepartment of Neurological Sciences, Università "La Sapienza", Rome, ItalyUnità TC-RM-I Clinica Medica, Università "La Sapienza", Rome, ItalyI. Clinica Urologica, Università "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy.
Several studies have repeatedly demonstrated that leukoaraiosis as well as ventricular enlargement are common findings in normal elderly and in stroke patients, although there is no general consensus on prevalence rate as well as on their clinical correlations. It is also controversial whether white matter changes and ventricular enlargement are reciprocally related. In this study we investigated the prevalence and extent of white matter hyperintensities and the degree of ventricular enlargement on magnetic resonance imaging in 50 normal elderly individuals (mean age 62. Read More