Cerebral abscess

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Patient Data

Age: Adult
MRI

MRI brain

Selected images from an MRI demonstrate a ring enhancing lesion in the right frontal lobe with vivid central restricted diffusion. The enhancing component has a complete low T2 rim.

Case Discussion

These features are characteristic of a cerebral abscess, subsequently confirmed at surgery. 

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Case information

rID: 9975
Case created: 3rd Jun 2010
Last edited: 20th Nov 2015
Tag: abscess
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