Two women with a presumptive diagnosis of Hallervor‐den‐Spatz syndrome had a combination of dystonia and parkinsonism. One had retinitis pigmentosa. Neuropsychological testing revealed Decemberreased verbal fluency and visuoconstructional and motor deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging performed with a high‐field‐strength unit (1.5 Tesla) showed striking abnormalities in the globus pallidus bilaterally (“eye‐of‐the‐tiger” sign). Magnetic resonance imaging may prove useful in the diagnosis of Hallervorden‐Spatz syndrome.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology