Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy presenting as a single mass lesion

Eur Neurol. 1984;23(2):113-8. doi: 10.1159/000115688.


Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) consisting anatomopathologically of multiple foci of white matter demyelination may present both clinically and at CT scanning as a single mass lesion. An additional similar case is reported. As antiviral therapy may prove useful, characteristics of additional examinations including CT scan are described to promote an early diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leukoencephalopathy, Progressive Multifocal / diagnosis*
  • Leukoencephalopathy, Progressive Multifocal / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Radionuclide Imaging