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Unique linear and nodular MR enhancement pattern in schistosomiasis of the central nervous system: report of three patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11717109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to describe the unique MR imaging appearance of schistosomiasis of the central nervous system (CNS).
CONCLUSION: Contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MR images in all three patients with CNS schistosomiasis revealed a central linear enhancement surrounded by multiple enhancing punctate nodules, forming an "arborized" appearance. Pathologically, this enhancement pattern correlated with a host granulomatous response to Schistosoma species ova. Although the pattern is not present in all cases of CNS schistosomiasis, when it is observed, a diagnosis of CNS schistosomiasis should be considered.
Authors:
P C Sanelli; M H Lev; R G Gonzalez; P W Schaefer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  177     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-21     Completed Date:  2002-01-22     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1471-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Gray Building 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / methods
Male
Neuroschistosomiasis / pathology*

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