Hypertrophic olivary degeneration

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Previous pontine bleed (6 months ago)

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

A region of hemosiderin staining with blooming artefact is seen in the left side of the pons consistent with a prior hemorrhage. There is likely an underlying cavernoma. The inferior olivary nucleus demonstrates striking increase in T2 signal and is swollen. No contrast enhancement. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of striking hypertrophic olivary degeneration

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Case information

rID: 33330
Published: 13th Jan 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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