Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Neuroradiology - Case Report 2016

An unusual case of neurobrucellosis presenting with unilateral abducens nerve palsy: clinical and MRI findings

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Department of Radiology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Departments of Radiology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Departments of Neurology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2009; 15: 236-238
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.1604-07.1
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Abstract

Brucellosis is an endemic zoonotic disease in which neurobrucellosis occurs in 5–10% of cases. Variable clinical and radiological manifestations of neurobrucellosis can mimic those of other diseases. In this report, we present unusual clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in a patient with neurobrucellosis and unilateral abducens nerve palsy. Her MRI showed punctate leptomeningeal enhancement of the cerebellum on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images, and a focal area of hyperintensity in the splenium of the corpus callosum on T2-weighted images.

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