Zerebrale Bildgebung bei Patienten mit COVID-19 und neurologischer Symptomatik: Erste Erfahrung aus 2 norddeutschen Universitatskrankenhausern: First Experience from two University Hospitals in Northern Germany

Translated title of the contribution: Cerebral Imaging in Patients with COVID-19 and Neurological Symptoms: First Experience from two University Hospitals in Northern Germany

Ulf Jensen-Kondering*, Alexander Neumann, Nils G. Margraf, Felix Gövert, Norbert Brüggemann, Domagoj Schunk, Thomas Bahmer, Peter Schramm, Stefan Schreiber, Olav Jansen

*Corresponding author for this work

Abstract

Purpose To describe findings on cerebral imaging in patients with COVID-19 and neurological symptoms at two German university hospitals. Materials and Methods Patients with COVID-19 and neurological symptoms and cerebral imaging (CT or MRI) were included. A chart review regarding neurological symptoms, COVID-19 and imaging findings was conducted. Results 12 patients (4 females, age 68 ± 12 years) could be included. Three patients had acute findings. Two patients had acute and subacute cerebral ischemia, one patient had additional intracranial hemorrhages and presumed central pontine myelinolysis. One patient had presumed COVID-19-associated pansinusitis. Conclusion Findings on cerebral imaging in patients with COVID-19 are uncommon and nonspecific. However, cerebral ischemia is regularly encountered and patients should be evaluated for stroke symptoms. Key Points: Approx. 20 % of patients with COVID-19 develop neurological symptoms. Findings on cerebral imaging in patients with COVID-19 are heterogeneous and nonspecific. The most common findings are cerebral ischemia and hemorrhages. Citation Format Jensen-Kondering U, Neumann A, Margraf N et al. Cerebral Imaging in Patients with COVID-19 and Neurological Symptoms: First Experience from two University Hospitals in Northern Germany. Fortschr Röntgenstr 2021; 193: 667 - 671.

Translated title of the contributionCerebral Imaging in Patients with COVID-19 and Neurological Symptoms: First Experience from two University Hospitals in Northern Germany
Original languageGerman
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Rontgenstrahlen und der Bildgebenden Verfahren
Volume193
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)667-671
Number of pages5
ISSN1438-9029
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2021

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 206-07 Clinical Neurology Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology

Coronavirus related work

  • Research on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19

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