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Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

MRI of the brain demonstrates a well circumscribed mass appearing to be located within the cortex (in a sulcus) of the right occipital lobe. It slightly hypointense to adjacent grey matter, hyperintense on T2 weighted images and demonstrates homogeneous contrast enhancement with only as small amount of surrounding edema. 

  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Case Discussion

Appearances suggest a cortical tumor, such as a ganglioglioma (subsequently histologically proven).

Patient went on to have a local recurrence 18 months later which was predominantly glial.

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Case information

rID: 5504
Published: 27th Jan 2009
Last edited: 12th Aug 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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