Contralateral recurrence of tumefactive demyelination Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Tumefactive demyelination refers to large focal demyelinating lesions in the brain, which can be mistaken for malignancy. In some patients, these lesions are monophasic with a self-limited course; however, other patients demonstrate recurrent disease with new tumefactive or non-tumefactive lesions, and a subsequent diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis is not uncommon. Owing to the limited data available in the literature, many questions about the patterns and prognostic significance of recurrent tumefactive lesions remain unanswered. The current case report involves a patient who recovered from tumefactive demyelination and presented two years later with a new recurrent tumefactive lesion in the contralateral brain.

authors

  • Khan, Nazir
  • Khan, Mohammed Nazir
  • Guranda, Mihail
  • Essig, Marco

publication date

  • October 2015