Whipple's disease confined to the central nervous system

Neuroradiology. 1996 May;38(4):325-7. doi: 10.1007/BF00596579.

Abstract

We report a 49-year-old woman with a left parietal lesion, shown on CT and MRI as an isolated ring-enhancing mass. The diagnosis of cerebral Whipple's disease was made by brain biopsy; there were no gastrointestinal symptoms nor periodic-acid Schiff-positive inclusions in the jejunal mucosa. This case illustrates atypical Whipple's disease, confined exclusively to the central nervous system.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / surgery
  • Cytoplasmic Granules / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Parietal Lobe / pathology
  • Parietal Lobe / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Wallerian Degeneration / physiology
  • Whipple Disease / diagnosis*
  • Whipple Disease / pathology
  • Whipple Disease / surgery