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More MS news articles for October 2003

"Tumor-mimicking" multiple sclerosis

Clin Neuropathol. 2003 Sep-Oct;22(5):235-9
Di Patre PL, Castillo V, Delavelle J, Vuillemoz S, Picard F, Landis T.
Department of Pathology, Neuropathology Unit, University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

The spectrum of clinical manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS) may include rare cases where cerebral lesions simulate brain tumors or abscesses on neuroimaging.

We report here on a 43-year-old woman with numerous ring-enhancing cystic lesions in the white matter of cerebral hemispheres, brainstem and cerebellum.

The radiological picture was overwhelmingly in favor of a metastatic or infectious etiology, but brain biopsy showed subacute demyelination with central necrosis.