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Case 8909

A case of labyrinthitis diagnosed with MRI

Author(s)
Saiz-Mendiguren R, García-Lallana A, Simon I, Slon P, Etxano J, Dominguez PD, Zubieta JL, García-Eulate R.
Radiology Service. Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
 
Patient
female, 91 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    3D-CISS T2 Weighted image

    3D-CISS T2 WI. In this image it is notticed that the left labyrinth is less brighter than the rigth one.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: MR;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    T1 Weighted Image

    In this T1 non gadolinum enhanced image it can be seen that both the left and the right labyrinth have a normal intensity.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: MR;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    T1 Gadolinum enhanced Weigthed Image.

    T1 Gadolinum enhanced image in the showing the same structures that figure 2. Left labyrinth diffude enhancement can be observed.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: MR;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    T2 FLAIR Weigthed Image

    In this image the left labyrinth is brighter than the right one, this indicates that the endolymph in the left labyrinth has a high content in proteins (infection, hematogenous content).

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: MR;
     
     
3D-CISS T2 WI. In this image it is notticed that the left labyrinth is less brighter than the rigth one.
 
In this T1 non gadolinum enhanced image it can be seen that both the left and the right labyrinth have a normal intensity.
 
T1 Gadolinum enhanced image in the showing the same structures that figure 2. Left labyrinth diffude enhancement can be observed.
 
In this image the left labyrinth is brighter than the right one, this indicates that the endolymph in the left labyrinth has a high content in proteins (infection, hematogenous content).
 
 
 
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