Balo concentric sclerosis

Case contributed by Dr Matthew Lukies

Presentation

Headache and left sided mixed sensory and motor symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female
MRI
  • Concentric layered area of increased T2 signal in the right occipital lobe at the temporo-occipital junction measuring 2 x 2 cm, without contrast enhancement
  • Generalised cortical atrophy
  • Old left parietal infarcts
  • Advanced chronic small vessel ischaemia in the bilateral frontal and parietal lobes, as well as the pons and brain stem

Case Discussion

MRI findings in this case are most consistent with Balo concentric sclerosis, a rare subtype of multiple sclerosis

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Case information

rID: 53875
Case created: 11th Jun 2017
Last edited: 25th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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