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MRI features of pediatric cerebral paragonimiasis in the active stage.
J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Apr; 23(4):569-73.JM

Abstract

We retrospectively reviewed the MR images of the brains of six children (age = 5-13 years) who had cerebral paragonimiasis in the early active stage. Diagnosis was based on a positive antibody test enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for paragonimiasis in serum. The most common finding (in five patients) was irregular hemorrhage of various degrees. Moreover, in three cases some multiple irregular lesions with surrounding edema appeared to be conglomerated and aggregated. The rare appearance (in one patient) was a "tunnel sign," which showed the migrating track of the adult worm. In one patient with abscess and minimal hemorrhage, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) showed a heterogeneous high signal of lesions. Other findings included slight (one patient) or marked (one patient) irregular contrast enhancement, and large edematous areas surrounding small centers of hemorrhage (two patients). MR findings of conglomerated lesions with hemorrhage or tunnel sign may help to establish the diagnosis of active-stage cerebral paragonimiasis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, PR China. zhangjs@tom.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16521097

Citation

Zhang, Jin Song, et al. "MRI Features of Pediatric Cerebral Paragonimiasis in the Active Stage." Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging : JMRI, vol. 23, no. 4, 2006, pp. 569-73.
Zhang JS, Huan Y, Sun LJ, et al. MRI features of pediatric cerebral paragonimiasis in the active stage. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006;23(4):569-73.
Zhang, J. S., Huan, Y., Sun, L. J., Zhang, G. Y., Ge, Y. L., & Zhao, H. T. (2006). MRI features of pediatric cerebral paragonimiasis in the active stage. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging : JMRI, 23(4), 569-73.
Zhang JS, et al. MRI Features of Pediatric Cerebral Paragonimiasis in the Active Stage. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006;23(4):569-73. PubMed PMID: 16521097.
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TY - JOUR T1 - MRI features of pediatric cerebral paragonimiasis in the active stage. AU - Zhang,Jin Song, AU - Huan,Yi, AU - Sun,Li Jun, AU - Zhang,Guang Yun, AU - Ge,Ya Li, AU - Zhao,Hai Tao, PY - 2006/3/8/pubmed PY - 2006/8/11/medline PY - 2006/3/8/entrez SP - 569 EP - 73 JF - Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI JO - J Magn Reson Imaging VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - We retrospectively reviewed the MR images of the brains of six children (age = 5-13 years) who had cerebral paragonimiasis in the early active stage. Diagnosis was based on a positive antibody test enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for paragonimiasis in serum. The most common finding (in five patients) was irregular hemorrhage of various degrees. Moreover, in three cases some multiple irregular lesions with surrounding edema appeared to be conglomerated and aggregated. The rare appearance (in one patient) was a "tunnel sign," which showed the migrating track of the adult worm. In one patient with abscess and minimal hemorrhage, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) showed a heterogeneous high signal of lesions. Other findings included slight (one patient) or marked (one patient) irregular contrast enhancement, and large edematous areas surrounding small centers of hemorrhage (two patients). MR findings of conglomerated lesions with hemorrhage or tunnel sign may help to establish the diagnosis of active-stage cerebral paragonimiasis. SN - 1053-1807 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16521097/MRI_features_of_pediatric_cerebral_paragonimiasis_in_the_active_stage_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.20546 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -