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Supratentorial neurenteric cyst mimicking hydatid cyst: A case report and literature review.

Arabi M, Ibrahim M, Camelo-Piragua S, Shah G - Avicenna J Med (2013)

Bottom Line: These cysts are commonly encountered in the posterior fossa surrounding the brain stem structures.We present a case of pathologically proven supratentorial NE cyst that mimicked a hydatid cyst in its clinical presentation and imaging appearance.Including this pathology in the differential diagnosis of supratentorial cystic lesions is important due to the differences in medical and surgical management.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

ABSTRACT
Neurenteric (NE) cysts are uncommon congenital cysts of endodermal origin. These cysts are commonly encountered in the posterior fossa surrounding the brain stem structures. We present a case of pathologically proven supratentorial NE cyst that mimicked a hydatid cyst in its clinical presentation and imaging appearance. Including this pathology in the differential diagnosis of supratentorial cystic lesions is important due to the differences in medical and surgical management.

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Axial tractography image at the level of the left frontal lesion shows cleavage of the white matter tracts by the lesion rather than infiltration or destruction
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Figure 4: Axial tractography image at the level of the left frontal lesion shows cleavage of the white matter tracts by the lesion rather than infiltration or destruction

Mentions: A 67-year-old Mediterranean male who had episodes of seizures with altered consciousness. He was subsequently placed on keppra and became seizure-free. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain with and without gadolinium revealed a large well-defined left frontal cystic mass measuring 4.8 cm × 4.0 cm × 4.8 cm. The mass displays cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) intensity with low signal on T1-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images [Figure 1] and high signal on T2-weighted (T2W) images [Figure 2]. The lesion contained sausage-shaped debris of high FLAIR signal in its dependent portion with an internal septation. On post contrast imaging, there is no discernible enhancement of the mass or any surrounding capsule. The diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion weighted imaging exhibits presence of a high T2 signal wall surrounded by a low signal capsule. On the functional MRI, the left-sided primary motor cortex is seen along the posterior and lateral margin of the left frontal cyst [Figure 3]. The activated supplemental motor area is seen along the medial margin of the cyst. The DTI revealed that the white matter tracks of centrum semiovale are cleaved and displaced rather than infiltrated and destroyed [Figure 4]. The patient also underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan of the thorax and abdomen, as part of the patient's workup for suspected hydatid cyst disease, which revealed a mesenteric cystic lesion.


Supratentorial neurenteric cyst mimicking hydatid cyst: A case report and literature review.

Arabi M, Ibrahim M, Camelo-Piragua S, Shah G - Avicenna J Med (2013)

Axial tractography image at the level of the left frontal lesion shows cleavage of the white matter tracts by the lesion rather than infiltration or destruction
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Axial tractography image at the level of the left frontal lesion shows cleavage of the white matter tracts by the lesion rather than infiltration or destruction
Mentions: A 67-year-old Mediterranean male who had episodes of seizures with altered consciousness. He was subsequently placed on keppra and became seizure-free. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain with and without gadolinium revealed a large well-defined left frontal cystic mass measuring 4.8 cm × 4.0 cm × 4.8 cm. The mass displays cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) intensity with low signal on T1-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images [Figure 1] and high signal on T2-weighted (T2W) images [Figure 2]. The lesion contained sausage-shaped debris of high FLAIR signal in its dependent portion with an internal septation. On post contrast imaging, there is no discernible enhancement of the mass or any surrounding capsule. The diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion weighted imaging exhibits presence of a high T2 signal wall surrounded by a low signal capsule. On the functional MRI, the left-sided primary motor cortex is seen along the posterior and lateral margin of the left frontal cyst [Figure 3]. The activated supplemental motor area is seen along the medial margin of the cyst. The DTI revealed that the white matter tracks of centrum semiovale are cleaved and displaced rather than infiltrated and destroyed [Figure 4]. The patient also underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan of the thorax and abdomen, as part of the patient's workup for suspected hydatid cyst disease, which revealed a mesenteric cystic lesion.

Bottom Line: These cysts are commonly encountered in the posterior fossa surrounding the brain stem structures.We present a case of pathologically proven supratentorial NE cyst that mimicked a hydatid cyst in its clinical presentation and imaging appearance.Including this pathology in the differential diagnosis of supratentorial cystic lesions is important due to the differences in medical and surgical management.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

ABSTRACT
Neurenteric (NE) cysts are uncommon congenital cysts of endodermal origin. These cysts are commonly encountered in the posterior fossa surrounding the brain stem structures. We present a case of pathologically proven supratentorial NE cyst that mimicked a hydatid cyst in its clinical presentation and imaging appearance. Including this pathology in the differential diagnosis of supratentorial cystic lesions is important due to the differences in medical and surgical management.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus