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Diffusionsvægtet magnetisk resonans-skanning kan skelne abscesser fra tumorer i hjernen

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Early diagnosis of cerebral abscess, which is decisive for the prognosis, is often complicated by the lack of clinical signs. Conventional computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging cannot always differentiate a cystic or necrotic tumor from an abscess. An abscess is therefore sometimes misdiagnosed as e.g. a glioblastoma or metastasis. Unfortunately, this is sometimes seen at our department and could maybe have been prevented. Diffusion-weighted imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient facilitate differentiation between cerebral tumor and abscess with a sensitivity of 95.2% (76.2-99.9%) and a specificity of 95.7% (78.1-99.9%).
Bidragets oversatte titel[Diffusion-weighted imaging can differentiate cerebral abscesses from tumours of the brain]
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind173
Udgave nummer19
Sider (fra-til)1364-6
Antal sider3
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 9 maj 2011

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