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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Brain Tumor-like Lesion In Behçet Disease.
Author: Appenzeller, Simone
de Castro, Rafael
Queiroz, Luciano de Souza
Madegan, Luciana
Soledade, Cinira
Zanardi, Verônica de Araújo
Nucci, Anamarli
Cendes, Fernando
Fernandes, Sandra Regina M
Abstract: We report a patient with longstanding Behçet disease who presented sudden onset of headache and facial paresis. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a mass in the right thalamus, extending to the lentiform nucleus, subthalamic area, right cerebral peduncle and deep subcortical white matter. Stereotactic brain biopsy disclosed gliosis with no signs of malignancy. The diagnosis of a pseudotumoral form of neuro-Behçet disease was done and she was treated with pulse methylpredinisolone and intravenous cyclophosphamide. After 8 weeks she had improved and a new MRI showed disappearance of the tumor-like lesion. The differential diagnosis, especially with central nervous system tumor is emphasized.
Subject: Adult
Behcet Syndrome
Brain Diseases
Brain Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Diagnosis, Differential
Drug Therapy, Combination
Follow-up Studies
Immunosuppressive Agents
Injections, Intravenous
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pulse Therapy, Drug
Stereotaxic Techniques
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Citation: Rheumatology International. v. 26, n. 6, p. 577-80, 2006-Apr.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00296-005-0082-3
Date Issue: 2006
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