Pyogenic brain abscess

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Modality: MRI

Left frontal nodule with fluid content, thick and enhanced walls, with high DWI signal and true restricted diffusion (low signal on ADC), as well as surrounding by local oedema. 

Case Discussion

Cerebral abscesses result from pathogens growing within the brain parenchyma, initially as a cerebritis and then eventually demarcating into a cerebral abscess.

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Case Information

rID: 11857
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 18th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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