Bilateral temporal cysts in a case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis


Anlar B., Yalaz K., Saatci I.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, cilt.7, sa.2, ss.81-84, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s1090-3798(03)00018-7
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.81-84

Özet

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.