Journal article

Magnetic resonance imaging reveals no ventriculomegaly in polydrug abusers.

X Liu, RL Phillips, SM Resnick, VL Villemagne, DF Wong, JM Stapleton, ED London

Acta Neurol Scand | Published : 1995


Previous studies of cerebral structure in substance abusers yielded controversial results, largely due to issues of subject selection and/or limitations of experimental techniques. The purpose of the present study was to assess whether the ventricle-to-brain ratio (VBR), determined volumetrically by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), differed in polysubstance abusers (n = 10), as compared with age-matched controls (n = 10). Subjects were male volunteers 21-39 years of age. The values of VBR in the polydrug abuse group were not larger than those in control group, nor was there any tendency toward relative ventriculomegaly in the substance abusers. Therefore, the present findings provide no evi..

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