Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
On-line version ISSN 1678-4227
RAFFIN, Luciana S. et al. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of cystic lesions of neurocysticercosis: a preliminary study. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2001, vol.59, n.4, pp.839-842. ISSN 1678-4227. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2001000600001.
Neurocysticercosis is an endemic disease in some developing countries. It has pleomorfic clinical and imaging findings, which are variable from patient to patient. In this preliminary note, we studied the magnetic resonance (MR) diffusion-weighted images (DWI) of sixteen patients presenting with cystic lesions of this disease diagnosed by clinical and laboratorial findings. All the lesions had hypointense signal and the similar apparent diffusion coeficient (ADC) values as the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Keywords : neurocysticercosis; cystic lesion; MRI; diffusion images.