Multiple Sclerosis - Initial Presentation - Case 1

A 34 year-old woman presented with right facial numbness. There was a history of left optic neuritis two year ago.

Outline the MS Plaques

Axial MRI flair images of the medulla, upper pons, and cerebral hemispheres (left to right). Multiple sclerosis is the most common acquired demyelinating disorder of the nervous system. Patients typically present with relapsing and remitting attacks. MRI usually discloses a multifocal pattern of demyelination of the white matter in the brain, brainstem and spinal cord. Demyelinating plaques are characteristically present around the ventricles.

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