Cystic plaques in multiple sclerosis

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Follow up MRI. Known multiple sclerosis.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

MRI shows multiple white matter / corpus callosal / callososeptal hyperintense plaques (T2 and FLAIR) in this patient with multiple sclerosis. Some of these are iso-intense to CSF and hypointense on T1 & FLAIR, compatible with cystic changes (left cerebral hemisphere) in chronic MS lesions.

Case Discussion

Necrosis and atrophy with cystic changes are common in chronic MS lesions, as shown here.

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Case information

rID: 19271
Published: 21st Aug 2012
Last edited: 9th May 2018
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