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Diagnosis of a posterior fossa tumour by magnetic resonance imaging.

Authors
  • Houang, M T
  • Coffey, G L
  • Masters, L T
  • Stern, M S
  • Pell, M F
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical journal of Australia
Publication Date
Jan 19, 1987
Volume
146
Issue
2
Pages
97–99
Identifiers
PMID: 3796429
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The application of magnetic resonance imaging as a diagnostic tool for diseases of the central nervous system is described in the case of a 17-year-old girl who presented with neurological symptoms in January 1986. A comparison is made with the results of computed tomography in the diagnosis of the disease, which proved to be a grade-III glioma that appeared as a lesion of the posterior fossa. The patient recovered uneventfully after radiotherapy. It is suggested that MRI should be considered seriously as a first line of investigation in any suspected lesion of the posterior fossa.

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