Low grade astrocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn

Presentation

Presented with seizure. The previous medical history was unremarkable. Brain MRI was performed for further evaluation.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
MRI

MRI shows an ill defined right frontal mass which is heterogeneously low signal at T1 and high signal at long TR images associated with mild compression of frontal horn of the lateral ventricle and also mild effacement of the overlying cortex. There is no obvious contrast enhancement and no gross surrounding oedema.

MRI

fMRI

Functional MRI scan during motion of the hand demonstrates that the motor cortex is superior to the tumour , and not involved by the tumour.Fortunately,in this patient, language function is controlled by the left side of the brain.(yellow dots represent increased blood flow)

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Case information

rID: 22128
Case created: 13th Mar 2013
Last edited: 5th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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