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Table 5 Brain MRI features at onset between NMOSD with and without CTD

From: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders with and without connective tissue disorders

  NMOSD (39) NMOSD with CTD (18) P
Brain lesions, n (%) 14 (35.9%) 9 (50.0%) 0.313
 Brain lobes 5 (12.8%) 5 (27.8%) 0.315
 Basal ganglia 0 (0) 3 (16.7%)
 Hypothalamic and thalamic 1 (2.6%) 0 (0)
 Callosum 0 (0) 1 (5.6%)
 Midbrain 1 (2.6%) 1 (5.6%) 1.000
 Pons 1 (2.6%) 0 (0)
 Medulla oblongata 8 (20.5%) 2 (11.1%) 0.622
 Area postrema 8 (20.5%) 2 (11.1%) 0.622
  1. Abbreviations: NMOSD neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, CTD connective tissue disorders