Infratentorial progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML) in a patient with SLE (2008: 4b)

Eur Radiol. 2008 Jul;18(7):1526-8. doi: 10.1007/s00330-007-0788-6. Epub 2008 Jun 17.


Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML) is a viral infection occurring in immunocompromised patients. The typical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings include supratentorial asymmetric nonenhancing white matter lesions without mass effect. We present a patient with progressive cerebellar and brain stem lesions, emphasizing the fact that the diagnosis of PML should be considered also in cases with selective infratentorial involvement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Cerebellum / pathology
  • Contrast Media
  • Humans
  • Leukoencephalopathy, Progressive Multifocal / diagnosis*
  • Leukoencephalopathy, Progressive Multifocal / etiology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Contrast Media