• Luiz Celso Hygino Da CruzJr.Email author
  • Raquel Ribeiro Batista
  • Taísa Davaus Gasparetto
  • Cláudio de Carvalho Rangel
Part of the Learning Imaging book series (LEARN)


A 7-year-old boy presents with bilateral moderate hearing loss evolving with progressive loss of vision, aggressiveness, gait and coordination disturbances, and history of partial left hemibody seizures. X-linked recessive adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is the most frequent peroxisomal disorder, affecting the white matter of the central nervous system (CNS), adrenal cortex, and testes. This genetic defect causes deficiency of an enzyme, acyl-CoA synthesase, which prevents the breakdown of very long chain fatty acids that accumulate in tissue and plasma.


Pilocytic Astrocytoma Sylvian Fissure Septum Pellucidum Acute Disseminate Encephalomyelitis Plexiform Neurofibroma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz Celso Hygino Da CruzJr.
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raquel Ribeiro Batista
    • 2
  • Taísa Davaus Gasparetto
    • 3
  • Cláudio de Carvalho Rangel
    • 4
  1. 1.CDPI and IRM Ressonancia MagneticaUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem (CDPI) e MultimagemUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem (CDPI)Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem (CDPI) e IRMRadiologia do Hospital Central da Polícia Militar do Estado do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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