Tuberous sclerosis

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

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Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male
CT

Non contrast CT demonstrates multiple calcified subependymal nodules, particularly along the margins of the lateral ventricles. Numerous low density regions are also seen through the subcortical white matter. 

Annotated image

Subcortical tubers (blue) and subependymal nodules (red) are easily discernible. Cortical tubers cannot be identified on non-contrast CT scans. 

Case Discussion

This patient has characteristic and near pathognomonic features of tuberous sclerosis. An easy diagnosis if one is aware of the entity. 

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Case information

rID: 18933
Case created: 28th Jul 2012
Last edited: 9th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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