Pontine capillary telangiectasia

Case contributed by Maxime St-Amant
Diagnosis almost certain



Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

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

A small focus of susceptibility artifacts on SWI in the posterior paramedian right hemipons with stippled enhancement and faint corresponding T2 hyperintense signal in keeping with small capillary telangiectasia. It was not visible on T2 (not shown). It is not hypointense on the filtered phase, suggesting blood products rather than calcification. 

Case Discussion

The findings are in keeping with pontine capillary telangiectasia, an incidental finding on brain imaging.

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