Differential diagnosis of T2 hyperintense brainstem lesions: Part 2. Diffuse lesions.

@article{GuzmnDeVilloria2010DifferentialDO,
  title={Differential diagnosis of T2 hyperintense brainstem lesions: Part 2. Diffuse lesions.},
  author={Juan Adan Guzm{\'a}n-De-Villoria and Concepci{\'o}n Ferreiro-Arg{\"u}elles and Pilar Fern{\'a}ndez-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={260-74}
}
Diffuse brainstem lesions are poorly defined, often large abnormalities and include tumors (gliomas and lymphomas) vasculitis (Behçet's disease), traumatic brainstem injury, degenerative disorders (Wallerian degeneration), infections, processes secondary to systemic conditions (central pontine myelinolysis, hypertensive or hepatic encephalopathy), and ischemic pathology (leukoaraiosis). Magnetic resonance imaging is the most appropriate imaging modality to use in evaluating lesions of this type… CONTINUE READING
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