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Capillary telangiectasia

Case contributed by Dr Yume Kohno


Incidental finding.


There is an area of signal abnormality in the anterior aspect of the pons, which crosses the midline and is not associated with any mass effect. It is slightly hyperintense on T2 weighted images, and isointense on T1. Following administration of contrast it demonstrates an ill-defined blush of contrast. Susceptibility weighted imaging demonstrate signal drop out. 

Case Discussion

The location of the lesion and appearances are consistent with an albeit large capillary telangiectasia

The patient has been followed up and remains well. 

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Case information

rID: 9732
Published: 17th May 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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