Year: 2001 Source: Australasian Radiology, v.45, no.3, (August 2001), p.357-358 SIEC No: 20020901

Methanol is a toxic agent that affects the central nervous system, especially the optic nerves & basal ganglia. Symmetrical hypodense lesions in the basal ganglia, which can be demonstrated by CT or MRI, is accepted as the most characterisitic radiological feature of the disease. A case of a patient with bilateral putaminal hypodense infarcts due to methanol intoxication is presented. (12 refs)