To clarify the importance of brain atrophy in relation to the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, 173 patients were examined by computed tomography (CT). In 51.4% of the CT findings, brain atrophy was considered to be pathological. Statistically significant relations of age and sex were found with regard to the extent and localization of brain atrophy. Cortical atrophy also showed a significant dependence on duration of disease. Linear measurements at the lateral ventricles and the third ventricle lead us to assume that brain atrophy in Parkinson's patients is more prevalent than in normal patients within the scope of age involution.
Becker, H; Schneider, E; Hacker, H; Fischer, P A;  Frankfurt Univ. (Germany, F.R.). Abt. fuer Neurologie)
- Frankfurt Univ. (Germany, F.R.). Abt. fuer Neuroradiologie