MR imaging of brain in maple syrup urine disease: A case report

Min Szu Yao, Yuh Feng Tsai, Liang Kong Chen, Cheng Tau Su, Wing P. Chan

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Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by an inborn failure to catabolize branched-chain amino acids. We report a case of a newborn boy with MSUD. The diffusion-weighted MR imaging is more sensitive than T2-weighted imaging in showing extent of brain edema. Early diagnosis and treatment of this baby achieve a good outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Brain edema
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Maple syrup urine disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Yao, M. S., Tsai, Y. F., Chen, L. K., Su, C. T., & Chan, W. P. (2003). MR imaging of brain in maple syrup urine disease: A case report. Chinese Journal of Radiology, 28(3), 181-184.