Bithalamic Lesions of Butane Encephalopathy

Shawn J. Kile, Christopher C. Camilleri, Richard E Latchaw, Barry R. Tharp

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Butane inhalation can cause serious medical complications and is particularly toxic to the nervous system. This is a report of an acutely encephalopathic youth with prominent abulia. MRI revealed severe bithalamic injury attributed to butane toxicity. Clinical issues, including particular radiologic findings, related to butane inhalation are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-441
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology


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