Multiple sclerosis plaque simulating cerebral tumor: case report and review of the literature

Neurosurgery. 1987 Aug;21(2):244-6. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198708000-00023.


Multiple sclerosis rarely may present as a focal cerebral mass with clinical features and computed tomographic scan appearances of cerebral tumor. Distinguishing between these can be difficult or impossible. We report a case of a multiple sclerosis plaque involving the parietal lobe with mass effect; clinical and radiological features had led to a diagnosis of cerebral tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis*
  • Multiple Sclerosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Multiple Sclerosis / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed