Cerebral abscess

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Headaches.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

MRI brain

MRI

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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