Multiple sclerosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Young woman with a known MS disease came for a routine MRI. Previous exams were brought only in printed films.

Patient Data

Age: 22
Gender: Female

MRI Brain (selected images)

Multiple T2/FLAIR hyperintensities are identified scattered in the brainstem and cerebral white matter. On the sagittal plane, lesions extending up through corpus callosum in a characteristic "Dawson`s fingers" appearance. 

Case Discussion

Multiple sclerosis is a relatively common acquired chronic relapsing demyelinating disease involving the central nervous system. It is by definition disseminated not only in space (i.e multiple lesions) but also in time (i.e lesions are of different age).

Our report described the increase in the number of lesions, compared with the previous scan, demonstrating interval disease activity.

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Case information

rID: 14607
Published: 10th Aug 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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