Pseudotumoral neuro-Behçet's disease

Surg Neurol. 1993 May;39(5):374-6. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(93)90203-d.


Pseudotumoral presentation of Neuro-Behçet's disease has been described before. The diagnosis may be difficult obtain in patients without mucosal, cutaneous, and ocular signs. We report the observation of a young patient suffering from a right hemiparesis with computed-tomographic (CT) features suggestive of a thalamocapsular expanding lesion. Histologic study of brain biopsy tissue ruled out a tumor but did not show any specific diagnosis. The patient improved with steroid therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications
  • Behcet Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Biopsy
  • Brain Diseases / complications
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Brain Neoplasms / complications
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Stereotaxic Techniques