MR spectroscopy of cerebral abscess

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Bacterial abscess MRS

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As in all processes which destroy normal brain tissue, NAA is absent. Within bacterial abscess cavities, lactate, alanine, cytosolic acid and acetate are elevated / present.

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rID: 35900
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 26th Oct 2015
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