Partial Seizures as the First Manifestation of Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System

  • Elisa Brauns Service de Médecine Interne, CHU Erasme, Brussels, Belgium
  • Sophie Schuind Service de Neurochirurgie, CHU Erasme, Brussels, Belgium
  • Laetitia Lebrun Service d’Anatomo-pathologie, CHU Erasme, Brussels, Belgium
  • Valentine Inthasot Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Frédéric Vandergheynst Service de Médecine Interne, CHU Erasme, Brussels, Belgium

Abstract

A young woman presented with initial epileptic seizures and multiple ‘mass-like’ lesions seen on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Given this presentation and her past medical history, a cerebral biopsy was performed to rule out malignancy, but showed a necrotizing cerebral vasculitis. We describe this case to reinforce the view that primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a cerebral mass, even if uncommon.

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  • Published: 2017-12-27

    Issue: Vol. 5 No. 2 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Brauns E, Schuind S, Lebrun L, Inthasot V, Vandergheynst F. Partial Seizures as the First Manifestation of Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2017Dec.27 [cited 2020Sep.24];5(2). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/784

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