Lesions of the hypothalamus: MR imaging diagnostic features.

  title={Lesions of the hypothalamus: MR imaging diagnostic features.},
  author={Sahar N. Saleem and A M Said and Donald H. Lee},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={27 4},
The hypothalamus is susceptible to involvement by a variety of processes, including developmental abnormalities, primary tumors of the central nervous system (CNS), vascular tumors, systemic tumors affecting the CNS, and inflammatory and granulomatous diseases. The hypothalamus may also be involved by lesions arising from surrounding structures such as the pituitary gland. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the modality of choice for evaluating the anatomy and pathologic conditions of the… CONTINUE READING
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