Bilateral temporal cysts in a case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

Anlar B., Yalaz K., Saatci I.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, vol.7, no.2, pp.81-84, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Magnetic resonance imaging in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) usually demonstrates changes in white matter signal intensity, cerebral atrophy, or, in early disease, normal findings. We observed bilateral cystic temporal lobe lesions in a patient with early stage SSPE. Other degenerative conditions associated with such lesions were ruled out based on a normal head circumference, the absence of white matter changes, and normal cerebrospinal fluid lactate level. This observation suggests the inclusion of SSPE in the differential diagnosis of cystic white matter lesions.