Porencephalic cyst

Case contributed by Dr Utkarsh Kabra

Presentation

Headache, behaviour change

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female
MRI

Large cystic lesion, following CSF signal intensity in all sequences in the left frontoparietal lobe, communicating with left lateral ventricle consistent with a porencephalic cyst. 

Bony remodelling of the adjacent calvarium with mild left descending transtentorial herniation.  

Gliotic areas adjacent to the cystic lesion in the left parietal lobe. 

Partial atrophy and hyperintensity involving the left thalamus, posterior limb of the left internal capsule and left cerebral peduncle consistent with Wallerian degeneration.  

Case Discussion

Large cystic lesion, following CSF signal intensity in all sequences in the left frontoparietal lobe, communicating with the left lateral ventricle consistent with a porencephalic cyst. 

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Case information

rID: 71551
Published: 15th Oct 2019
Last edited: 16th Oct 2019
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