Destructive lesions in demyelinating disease

BD Youl, AG Kermode, AJ Thompson, T Revesz, F Scaravilli, RO Barnard, FJ Kirkham, BE Kendall, D Kingsley, IF Moseley, JM Stevens, CJ Earl, WI McDonald

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Three cases are presented in which clinical and radiological features suggested the diagnosis of glioma but surgical biopsy revealed a demyelinating process, with tissue destruction and cyst formation in two. One patient had clinically definite multiple sclerosis. Two had probable acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Treatment with high dose steroids is appropriate when there is clinical or investigative evidence to suggest the presence of demyelinating disease, before deciding on biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-292
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991
Externally publishedYes


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