Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 130-134.doi: 10.24920/31809

• Case Report • Previous Articles    

Early Diagnosis of Recurrent Optic Neuritis Using Contrast-Enhanced T2 Fluid-attenuated Inversion Recovery Imaging: a Case Report

Li Lihui1, Huang Houbin2, *(), Chen Zhiye1, 3, *()   

  1. 1 Department of Radiology,Hainan Branch of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Sanya, Hainan 572013, China
    2 Department of Ophthalmology,Hainan Branch of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Sanya, Hainan 572013, China
    3 Department of Radiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital,Beijing, 100853, China
  • Received:2018-03-18 Published:2018-06-30 Online:2019-08-19
  • Contact: Huang Houbin,Chen Zhiye;

The diagnosis of the recurrent optic neuritis is commonly established clinically, and sometimes it could be challenging because the involved optic nerve does not always show significant enhancement on conventional contrast enhanced-T1 weighted imaging (CE-T1WI). In this paper, we reported a middle-aged female with early diagnosis of recurrent optic neuritis using contrast-enhanced T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery imaging (CE-T2FLAIR). The involved optic nerve presented evident enhancement on CE-T2FLAIR and no enhancement on CE-T1WI. This case suggested that the CE-T2FLAIR may be a useful diagnostic tool specifically for the recurrent optic neuritis in clinical practice.

Key words: T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, optic neuritis

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