J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2014 Aug;32(3):202-205.

Intracranial Cystic Metastasis Mimicking Neurocysticercosis in a Pregnant Woman

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. atmann02@gilhospital.com

Abstract

Brain metastasis can form large cystic lesions, and its differentiation on the basis of imaging findings alone is difficult. A 36-year-old woman with headache visited emergency room. Two years ago, she was diagnosed as neurocysticercosis and had taken anti-parasite medications. However, in the current visit, the sizes of intracranial cystic lesions increased. Brain biopsy reported metastatic neuroendocrine tumor, and chest CT showed the primary site of the tumor. Cystic brain metastasis should be considered in cases with cystic brain lesions.

Keyword

Neurocysticercosis; Cystic metastasis; Neurogenic tumor

MeSH Terms

Adult
Biopsy
Brain
Emergency Service, Hospital
Female
Headache
Humans
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Neurocysticercosis*
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pregnant Women*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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