Huge craniopharyngioma: Diffusion MRI and contrast-enhanced FLAIR imaging

R. N. Sener, S. Dzelzite, A. Migals

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Abstract

Craniopharyngiomas are most commonly located extraaxially in the suprasellar area. They are benign but aggressive neoplasms. An adult patient is reported to have a huge craniopharyngioma with gross extensions to the surroundings. In diffusion MRI, it had high signal for b=1000mm2/s (true diffusion) images, and at the same time, high ADC values (=2.12 and 2.27×10-3mm2/s, compared to that of normal cerebellar parenchyma 0.85×10-3mm2/s). In FLAIR images, obtained after administration of intravenous contrast medium, an intense, diffuse enhancement pattern was seen involving the viable tumor portions as well as the intratumoral fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalComputerized Medical Imaging and Graphics
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords*

  • Contrast-enhanced FLAIR imaging
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diffusion MRI

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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