Posterior fossa neurocysticercosis

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

Headache.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Multiple cerebellar ring enhancing lesions with central dot sign.

Ventricular shunt with decompressed ventricles, but evidence of brain stem herniation and loss of normal cerebellar signal.

Case Discussion

The patient was treated for undiagnosed hydrocephalus by a shunt tube. He continued to have symptoms. He had MRI with contrast agent. The posterior fossa was studded with multiple ring enhancing lesions with a central dot. He also had tonsillar herniation and he died within few days of admission.

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Case Information

rID: 10411
Case created: 12th Aug 2010
Last edited: 13th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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