Cerebral granulomatous angiitis simulating brain tumor

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1979 Aug;3(4):536-8. doi: 10.1097/00004728-197908000-00019.


A case of surgically verified cerebral granulomatous angiitis, which was mistaken for a brain tumor on computed tomography, is reported. The focal, enhancing lesion was due to multiple confluent infarction caused by the angiitic process.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / blood supply*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Granuloma / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Vasculitis / diagnostic imaging*