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Cerebral gumma mimicking glioblastoma multiforme.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16159080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reports an unusual case of a syphilitic gumma with a clinical and radiographical presentation initially suggestive of glioblastoma multiforme. Pathological evaluation was essential in establishing the diagnosis of neurosyphilis and in excluding neoplastic involvement. Cerebral gumma should be considered as part of the differential diagnosis of a midline intracranial lesion observed on magnetic resonance imaging.
Beau M Ances; Shabbar F Danish; Dennis L Kolson; Kevin D Judy; David S Liebeskind
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurocritical care     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1541-6933     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurocrit Care     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-14     Completed Date:  2005-11-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101156086     Medline TA:  Neurocrit Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Glioblastoma / pathology*,  radiography*
Neurosyphilis / pathology*,  radiography*,  surgery

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