Cerebral abscess and ventriculitis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Headache with seizure.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

MRI brain

A peripherally (ring) enhancing lesion is seen in the medial aspect of the the right temporal lobe with further enhancement seen along the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle. The enhancing rim demonstrates low T2 signal. Extensive surrounding oedema is present. 

Case Discussion

Extension of a cerebral abscess into the ventricles is a very serious complication and has a very poor prognosis. 

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Case information

rID: 5024
Published: 19th Nov 2008
Last edited: 23rd Mar 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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