Brain abscess

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson

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Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

Multiple regions of FLAIR signal abnormality are identified throughout the cerebral parenchyma. Most of these lesions correspond with regions of restricted diffusion.

These are biopsy proven brain abscesses. careful review of the FLAIR sequence will reveal abnormal signal in the left globe. The patient had a roaring ocular infection accounting for the source of the intra-cranial abscesses.

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Case Information

rID: 28775
Case created: 11th Apr 2014
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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