Transient lesion of the splenium

Case contributed by Dr Carlos Eduardo Anselmi


Dizziness and headaches for 3 days. History of recent heavy alcohol intake. No past medical history.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

A hyperintense lesion in the splenium of the corpus callosum in T2, FLAIR and diffusion sequences.

Case Discussion

The patient was discharged from the emergency department after symptomatic management of symptoms. She was lost to follow-up.

No history of chronic alcohol use was present. An acute toxic form of demyelination was the presumptive diagnosis, suggesting a transient lesion of the splenium of corpus callosum.

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