EURORAD ESR

Case 2056

Nocardia infection of the brain

Author(s)
Thanos L, Takis F, Mylona S, Lyra S, Batakis N
 
Patient
male, 81 year(s)
 
 
  • Published 14.10.2005
  • DOI 10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.2056
  • Section Neuroradiology
  • Case Type Clinical Cases
  • Difficulty Resident
  • Views 4175
  • Language(s)
  • Figure 1
    Non-enhanced brain CT

    Initial brain CT scan shows a large hypodense region in the white matter of the left parietal lobe.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Non-enhanced brain CT;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Enhanced brain CT

    A second brain CT scan shows minimal changes compared with the first CT scan. No significant peripheral enhancement is seen.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Enhanced brain CT;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Brain MRI
     

    Coronal T1-weighted image showing an enhanced rim surrounding the lesion, raising the suspicion of an abscess.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Brain MRI;

    Coronal T1-weighted image showing an enhanced rim surrounding the lesion, raising the suspicion of an abscess.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Brain MRI;
     
     
Initial brain CT scan shows a large hypodense region in the white matter of the left parietal lobe.
 
A second brain CT scan shows minimal changes compared with the first CT scan. No significant peripheral enhancement is seen.
 
Coronal T1-weighted image showing an enhanced rim surrounding the lesion, raising the suspicion of an abscess.
 
Coronal T1-weighted image showing an enhanced rim surrounding the lesion, raising the suspicion of an abscess.
 
 
 
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