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Magnetic resonance spectroscopy: a noninvasive diagnosis of gliomatosis cerebri.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16455411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gliomatosis cerebri (GC) is characterized by a diffuse infiltration of neoplastic glial cells with preservation of neuronal architecture. It can be very difficult to diagnose during life because the clinical manifestations are protean and tests are often nondiagnostic. The diagnosis of GC needs to be based on radiological, clinical and pathological criteria. We present a patient with GC, which initially presented as acute stroke attack. We discuss the usefulness of noninvasive methods, such a MR spectroscopy, in the diagnosis, grading and management of GC.
Evangelia Kararizou; Dimitrios Likomanos; Konstantinos Gkiatas; Ioannis Markou; Nikolaos Triantafyllou; Grhgorios Kararizos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-01-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnetic resonance imaging     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0730-725X     ISO Abbreviation:  Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-03     Completed Date:  2006-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214883     Medline TA:  Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, Athens National University, Athens, Greece PC 11528.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  metabolism
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial / diagnosis*,  metabolism

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