EURORAD ESR

Case 15244

Kallmann’s syndrome: MR features of an atypical cause of anosmia

Author(s)
R. Sigüenza González, N. Andrés García, T. Álvarez de Eulate García, M. Rodriguez Velasco, I. Sánchez Lite, M. Sánchez Ronco

avenida León 16 4A Tordesillas valladolid, Spain; Email:rebecasgtorde@hotmail.com
 
Patient
male, 19 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    MR, coronal scans, T2 weight signals

    Panel A shows hypoplastic olfactory grooves (blue arrows) and aplastic olfactory bulbs and bands (orange arrows). Panel B reveals normal anatomy in other patient with normal olfactory grooves (blue arrows) and bulbs...

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    MR, coronal scan, T2 weight signal, frontal lobes

    This image continues showing the hypoplastic olfactory grooves (all above in left side) which were presented in our patient. The deep measure of these olfactory grooves was less than 8 mm (normal value).

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagital and coronal scan MRI, T2 weight signal

    This image shows a feature associated with Kallmann’s syndrome: a sort of empty sella (arrow in panel A) which is compressing anterior pituitary gland. Gland is better seen in coronal scan (arrow panel B).

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
Panel A shows hypoplastic olfactory grooves (blue arrows) and aplastic olfactory bulbs and bands (orange arrows). Panel B reveals normal anatomy in other patient with normal olfactory grooves (blue arrows) and bulbs (orange arrows).
 
This image continues showing the hypoplastic olfactory grooves (all above in left side) which were presented in our patient. The deep measure of these olfactory grooves was less than 8 mm (normal value).
 
This image shows a feature associated with Kallmann’s syndrome: a sort of empty sella (arrow in panel A) which is compressing anterior pituitary gland. Gland is better seen in coronal scan (arrow panel B).
 
 
 
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