Can intravascular lymphomatosis mimic sinus thrombosis? A case report with 8 months' follow-up and fatal outcome

J. Kenéz, P. Barsi, K. Majtényi, B. Molnár, I. Kocher, E. Stangl, S. Komoly

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Abstract

We report a case of intravascular lymphomatosis of the brain with 8 months' follow-up and fatal outcome. Several MRI investigations revealed variegated, rapidly changing infarct-like lesions and invasion of the walls of the superior sagittal sinus and deep veins. When disturbances of the venous outflow are detected with multifocal infarct-like lesions, intravascular lymphomatosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Brain biopsy may ensure the proper diagnosis ante mortem, but failure of biopsy is frequent, as in our case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-440
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

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Keywords

  • Infarcts, brain haemorrhagic
  • Lymphomatosis intravascular
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Venous occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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