Transient lesion of the splenium

Case contributed by Dr Carlos Eduardo Anselmi


Presented to emergency department with dizziness and headaches for 3 days. No health conditions prior to current emergency department consultation. The patient does not take epileptic medications. Patient reports a history of recent heavy alcohol intake.

Patient Data

Age: 21
Gender: Female

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

Case Discussion

Patient was dismissed from emergency department after symptomatic management of symptoms. She was lost to follow-up.

No history of chronic alcohol abuse 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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Case information

rID: 28026
Published: 12th Nov 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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