Rasmussen's encephalitis

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha

Presentation

Recurrent continuous intractable motor seizures (epilepsy partialis continua).

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Unilateral left sided cerebral atrophy is seen with multiple T2/FLAIR hyperintense areas in left basal ganglia and parieto-occipital region, and ex-vacuo dilatation of left lateral ventricle (particularly trigone).

Case Discussion

In view of typical history of continuous partial motor seizures, and typical MR morphology-signal pattern, Rasmussen's encephalitis is considered as primary diagnosis.

Differential diagnosis of similar brain morphology:

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Case Information

rID: 21377
Case created: 19th Jan 2013
Last edited: 18th Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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