Brainstem glioma

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

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Ataxia

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
MRI

The brainstem is diffusely enlarged by a mass with low signal intensity on T1WI, heterogeneously high signal intensity on T2WI/FLAIR and a central area of irregular peripheral contrast enhancement. Mass effect is demonstrated with effacement of the 4th ventricle and obliteration of the prepontine and ambient cisterns.

Case Discussion

The features are most consistent of high grade brainstem glioma.

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Case information

rID: 71311
Published: 28th Sep 2019
Last edited: 4th Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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