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Primary central nervous system lymphoma: role of DWI in the differential diagnosis.

Authors
  • Africa, Emilio
  • Pauciulo, Alfredo
  • Vadalà, Rita
  • Santa Lorusso, Vita
  • Zecca, Ilaria
  • Tartaglione, Tommaso
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rays
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
30
Issue
3
Pages
221–226
Identifiers
PMID: 16512067
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The case of a female patient admitted to the hospital for a syncopal episode characterized by mental confusion, retrograde amnesia, agnosia, lack of sphincter control and behavior disorders, is presented. Cranial CT showed a frontal bihemispheric lesion. MRI completed with DWI was then performed to better define the nature of the lesion and for an in-depth diagnostic study. The diagnostic role of conventional MRI combined with DWI and the importance of the latter in the differential diagnosis between primary central nervous system lymphoma (confirmed at histology) and glioblastoma multiforme is discussed.

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