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Bilateral Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion Due To Homocystinuria: Case Report [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2011; 17(2): 106-109

Bilateral Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion Due To Homocystinuria: Case Report

Derya Yavuz Demiray1, Sait Albayram2, Cengiz Yalçınkaya1, Zehra Haşıloğlu2
1Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medicine Faculty Neurology Department
2Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medicine Faculty Radiology Department

The damage mechanism of homocystinuria which occurs due to cystationine β-synthase deficiency, is not known. However it is proposed that transmetilation disorders and NMDA mediated excitotoxicity cause endothelial damage thereby leading to vascular thrombosis and epileptic seizures. In this case report the cranial MRI and MRI angiography of a 10 year-old boy with homocystinuria revealed bilateral internal carotid artery occlusion so in the context of clinical and radiological findings of homocystinuria,emergence of mechanisms are emphasized.

Keywords: Homocystinuria, epilepsy, stroke


Derya Yavuz Demiray, Sait Albayram, Cengiz Yalçınkaya, Zehra Haşıloğlu. Bilateral Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion Due To Homocystinuria: Case Report. Turk J Neurol. 2011; 17(2): 106-109

Corresponding Author: Derya Yavuz Demiray, Türkiye


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