Saturday 1 December 2012

Brain Abscess MRI

A 50 yo male with headache and recent onset left sided weakness. 
This MRI study of Brain shows:
A right parietal space occupying lesion.
Lesion has a thick walls, peripheral enhancement along its wall of uniform thickness, central non enhancing necrotic core showing restricted diffusion on Dw images.
Marked T2 hyper intense perilesional vasogenic odema and mass effect.

Imaging wise DDs given were Abscess and Glioma.
Steriotactic biospy of lesion performed.
Histopathological diagnosis : Abscess.

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