Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery - A by S. A. Tsementzis

By S. A. Tsementzis

This pocket-sized Thieme flexibook bargains speedy, trustworthy rationalization of a large and sometimes complicated array of providing signs. The ebook offers important diagnostic info in a handy tabular structure that leaves "no stone unturned" in contemplating the rarer chances, and is vastly worthy achieve a correct analysis. convenient and complete, it really is perfect for physicians fascinated by interpreting and admitting sufferers who require neurosurgical intervention.

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Gaucher disease) Glioblastoma multiforme Wegener’s granulomatosis Glioneuronal heterotopias CSF: cerebrospinal fluid. , transient blood–brain barrier disruption) Cortical hamartomas in tuberous sclerosis Corpus Callosum Lesions Neoplasms Near the top of the list of lesions involving the corpus callosum are: – Glioblastoma multiforme – Lymphoma – Metastases – Lipoma Trauma There is a propensity for shearing injuries in this location, because of its relatively fixed location spanning the interhemispheric fissure Tsementzis, Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery © 2000 Thieme All rights reserved.

Nonneoplastic Lesions (Fig. 2) Nonneoplastic cysts Rathke’s cleft cyst Benign cysts containing mucous protein, arising from Rathke’s pouch and located in the anterior sellar and/ or anterior suprasellar region. They resemble craniopharyngiomas, which calcify. CT is useful here because of its sensitivity to calcification as compared to MRI. MRI of these lesions demonstrates a variable intensity depending on the cyst contents, and the lesions enhance much less than craniopharyngiomas Sphenoid sinus mucoceles Mucoceles are most common in the frontal and ethmoidal sinuses, with sphenoid sinus mucoceles the least common.

A postcontrast axial CT with a space-occupying lesion in the right basal ganglia with an irregular ring enhancement and marked surrounding edema. 5. Bacterial abscess. Axial T2 WI of the same case with a space-occupying lesion in the right basal ganglia with a thick capsule and marked perifocal edema. 6. Bacterial abscess. Coronal T1 WI of the same case. Tsementzis, Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery © 2000 Thieme All rights reserved. Usage subject to terms and conditions of license.

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