Pyogenic brain abscess with atypical features resembling glioblastoma in advanced MRI imaging.

Hakim, Arsany; Oertel, Markus Florian; Wiest, Roland (2017). Pyogenic brain abscess with atypical features resembling glioblastoma in advanced MRI imaging. Radiology case reports, 12(2), pp. 365-370. Elsevier 10.1016/j.radcr.2016.12.007

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Differentiation between infectious and neoplastic brain processes is crucial for treatment planning. Advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques, such as diffusion, perfusion, susceptibility weighted imaging, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, enhance the imaging differences between these two pathologies. However, despite the utilization of these advanced techniques, the pathologic process may be confound by atypical findings. Here, we report a case of an autistic patient with multiple brain lesions with diffusion weighted imaging, susceptibility weighted imaging, and perfusion patterns resembling features of a multicentric glioblastoma, which were confirmed surgically, neuropathologically, and bacteriologically as brain abscesses. We discuss the differentiation of these different entities in the light of advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery

UniBE Contributor:

Hakim, Arsany; Oertel, Markus Florian and Wiest, Roland

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1930-0433

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Zbinden

Date Deposited:

08 Aug 2017 08:47

Last Modified:

08 Aug 2017 08:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.radcr.2016.12.007

PubMed ID:

28491190

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Diffusion; Infectious; Neoplastic; Perfusion; Susceptibility

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.100092

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/100092

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