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Title: A case of hemiparesis associated with cranial nerve lesions due to intravascular lymphomatosis(2003:4b)
Authors: De Bruecker, Y ×
Demaerel, Philippe
Wilms, Guy
Sciot, Raphael
Ballaux, F
Robberecht, Wim #
Issue Date: Aug-2003
Series Title: European radiology vol:13 issue:7 pages:1753-5
Abstract: Intravascular lymphomatosis is a rare variant of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with an unusual predilection for the central nervous system. Most cases are not diagnosed until postmortem because of variable clinical presentation and non-specific laboratory findings. We studied a 41-year-old lady who presented with progressive neurological symptoms. MR showed multifocal grey and white matter lesions. Brain biopsy showed an intravascular lymphoma of the B-cell lineage. This report illustrates the ischaemic origin of the radiological lesions, as they are all hyperintense on the diffusion-weighted images. This has, to our knowledge, never been published before. MR did not show any enhancement after intravenous Gadolinium-DTPA (parenchymal or meningeal)which is a very uncommon finding in this entity. Intravascular lymphomatosis should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of repeated cerebral ischemia of unclear aetiology.
ISSN: 0938-7994
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Research Group Experimental Neurology
Laboratory for Neurobiology (Vesalius Research Center)
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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