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Clin Nucl Med. 2014 Jan;39(1):e110-3. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182817ad8.

Neurocysticercosis on 18F-FDG PET/MRI: co-registered Images.

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From the Department of Radiology and Molecular Imaging, Oakland University William Beaumont Health Systems, Royal Oak, MI.


This is a case of a 32-year-old female patient who presented with new onset partial complex seizures. MRI of the brain demonstrated a suspicious ring-enhancing lesion in the right temporal lobe. This finding was felt to be a primary brain malignancy or less likely an infectious process. (18)F-FDG PET of the brain was able to exclude malignancy and provided evidence to support neurocysticercosis in the mesial temporal lobe as the cause for the patient's seizures. Neurocysticercosis is a neurologic infection caused by Taenia solium. It is rare in the United States and difficult to diagnose.

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