MR spectroscopy and MR perfusion character of cerebral sparganosis: a case report.

Research paper by C-H CH Chiu, T-L TL Chiou, Y-H YH Hsu, P-S PS Yen

Indexed on: 09 Feb '10Published on: 09 Feb '10Published in: The British journal of radiology


The authors report the case of a 46-year-old woman with cerebral sparganosis resulting from infection with a larva of Spirometra. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass lesion with prominent perifocal oedema in the left parietal lobe. Advanced imaging pulse sequences, including MR spectroscopy and MR perfusion, were performed. During surgery for the removal of a granuloma, the parasite was discovered and excised. Following treatment, the patient's neurological deficits markedly improved.