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Br J Radiol. 2010 Feb;83(986):e31-4. doi: 10.1259/bjr/73038348.

MR spectroscopy and MR perfusion character of cerebral sparganosis: a case report.

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Department of Medical Imaging, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan.

Abstract

The authors report the case of a 46-year-old woman with cerebral sparganosis resulting from infection with a larva of Spirometra. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass lesion with prominent perifocal oedema in the left parietal lobe. Advanced imaging pulse sequences, including MR spectroscopy and MR perfusion, were performed. During surgery for the removal of a granuloma, the parasite was discovered and excised. Following treatment, the patient's neurological deficits markedly improved.

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PMID:
20139254
PMCID:
PMC3473539
DOI:
10.1259/bjr/73038348
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