Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Neuroradiology - Pictorial Essay

Rare and challenging extra-axial brain lesions: CT and MRI findings with clinico-radiological differential diagnosis and pathological correlation

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Department of Radiology, Bahçeşehir University School of Medicine, Goztepe Medical Park Hospital, Istanbul/ Turkey

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Department of Pathology, Bahçeşehir University School of Medicine, Goztepe Medical Park Hospital, Istanbul/ Turkey

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Department of Neurosurgery, Bahçeşehir University School of Medicine, Goztepe Medical Park Hospital, Istanbul/ Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2014; 20: 448-452
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2014.14031
Read: 890 Downloads: 290 Published: 03 September 2019

Abstract

There are many kinds of extra-axial brain tumors and tumor-like lesions, and definitive diagnosis is complicated in some cases. In this pictorial essay, we present rare and challenging extra-axial brain lesions including neuroenteric cyst, primary leptomeningeal melanomatosis, isolated dural neurosarcoidosis, intradiploic epidermoid cyst, ruptured dermoid cyst, intraventricular cavernoma, and cavernous hemangioma of the skull with imaging findings and clinico-radiological differential diagnosis, including the pathologic correlation. Familiarity with these entities may improve diagnostic accuracy and patient management. 

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