Clinical and radiological characteristics of tumefactive demyelinating lesions: follow-up study


ALTINTAŞ A. T. , PETEK B., ISIK N., Terzi M., BOLUKBASI F., TAVSANLI M., ...More

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, vol.18, no.10, pp.1448-1453, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1352458512438237
  • Title of Journal : MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1448-1453
  • Keywords: multiple sclerosis, demyelinating disease, magnetic resonance imaging, tumefactive demyelinating lesion, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, oligoclonal banding, PROTON MR SPECTROSCOPY, ACUTE OPTIC NEURITIS, MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS, DIAGNOSIS, BRAIN

Abstract

Background: Demyelinating lesions over 20 mm in size, referred to as tumefactive demyelinating lesions, can be misdiagnosed as being either a tumor or an abscess. Although some radiological characteristics can help make a differential diagnosis easier, a cerebral biopsy may still be necessary.