Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Balo's Concentric Sclerosis

Al-Turkomani, A. Y. T.; Muttikkal, T. J. E.; Ben-Nakhi, A.
April 2008
Neuroradiology Journal;Apr2008, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p166
Academic Journal
Concentric high signal intensity zones on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images of brain strongly suggest Balo's concentric sclerosis (BCS), a rare but recognized variant of multiple sclerosis. Differentiating BCS from multiple sclerosis or neoplasm can be difficult clinically. The pathognomonic MRI appearance can dramatically influence the course of the disease, allowing earlier diagnosis and therapy of the disease which was once considered to have an invariably fulminant and fatal course.


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