Scientific article
Case report

"Tumor-mimicking" multiple sclerosis

Published inClinical neuropathology, vol. 22, no. 5, p. 235-239
Publication date2003

The spectrum of clinical manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS) may include rare cases where cerebral lesions simulate brain tumors or abscesses on neuroimaging. We report here on a 43-year-old woman with numerous ring-enhancing cystic lesions in the white matter of cerebral hemispheres, brainstem and cerebellum. The radiological picture was overwhelmingly in favor of a metastatic or infectious etiology, but brain biopsy showed subacute demyelination with central necrosis.

  • Adult
  • Axons / pathology
  • Biopsy
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Cerebral Cortex / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis / pathology
  • Myelin Sheath / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Citation (ISO format)
DI PATRE, Pier-Luigi et al. ‘Tumor-mimicking’ multiple sclerosis. In: Clinical neuropathology, 2003, vol. 22, n° 5, p. 235–239.
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ISSN of the journal0722-5091

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