The following MRI images of the extent of ADEM found in Steve Schoner's brain.
All images are reversed. The left hemisphere is presented on the right in all of these
January 06, 2003
This was the initial presentation of ADEM on Jan.6th, 2003. The white area is
the affected portion of the left brain hemisphere. Persons with this much
involvement usually die. Note that the left brain hemisphere is on the right in this
image, and that it is putting pressure on the right hemisphere which is left in this
Jan. 9th, 2003. ADEM had advanced and I am in a coma. The left ventricle
(shown on the right side) is compressed. By this time ADEM has progressed
to the brain stem, and both sides of the occipital lobe
Jan. 29 th, 2003. 19 days after the brain biopsy. White area and black spot are
the results. Three fragments, nearly a cubic inch, of the left hemisphere were removed.
Jan. 29 th, 2003. Another view of the biopsy area. White area and black spots
are where the brain matter has been removed.
Nov 29th, 2004. Brain biopsy site is clearly visible in the white area of this
Nov. 29, 2004. Another image of biopsy Note the white area, and a diffuse white haze
around it, residual ADEM related demyelination.
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