Cerebral alveolar echinoccosis mimicking primary brain tumor


Senturk S., Oguz K., Soylemezoglu F., Inci S.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.27, sa.2, ss.420-422, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.420-422

Özet

We present a case of cerebral infestation by Echinococcosis multilocularis mimicking an infiltrative primary brain tumor. A heavily calcified mass invading the midbrain enhanced in a cauliflower-like fashion with small peripheral nodules present on MR imaging. Perfusion-weighted MR imaging revealed low relative cerebral blood volume within the calcified lesion and peripheral hyperemia. Single-voxel proton MR spectroscopy with an echo time of 135 milliseconds was normal.