Report of changing signal intensity on follow-up MRI in a case of hypothalamic hamartoma

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2001 Jan-Feb;25(1):130-2. doi: 10.1097/00004728-200101000-00024.


We present a case of hypothalamic hamartoma in which the signal intensity of the lesion significantly changed during the course of follow-up. To date, stability of the lesion morphology over time has been considered an important diagnostic criterion of hypothalamic hamartoma. Radiologists should be aware that in hypothalamic hamartoma, signal intensity can change during its natural course.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hamartoma / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Hypothalamic Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*