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Brain-pons & right middle cerebella peduncle appear bulky with poorly defined mass lesion. Suggestions ?

Brain- pons & right middle cerebella peduncle appear bulky with poorly defined mass lesion , which appear hypointense in T1W & hyperintense in T2W & FLAIR images & show no enhancement in contrast study. Minimal vasogenic edema seen right cerebellar hemisphere & mid brain. Minimal mass effect seen in the form of effacement of 4th ventricle . Features could suggest low grade brain stem glioma . Suggest MR spectroscopy
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Dear Mr Venkatachalam,

This MRI is suggestive of a brainstem glioma which is a type of brain tumour. Treatment options are given according to the patient's age, clinical condition etc. However, broadly the options incluse surgery to confirm the diagmosis (biopsy) and radiotherapy.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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