A 21-year-old male:
* Collapse twice
* Loss of strength of right arm
* Trouble finding words
What are the CT Findings?
* No abnormalities were seen.
* No bleeding.
* No signs of recent ischemia.
Patient develops fever. Cannot bend his neck properly. When asked, he has been traveling recently to Thailand
What further imaging could help us?
What are the MRI findings?
* Two areas left frontal and left parietal with T2/FLAIR hyperintense swelling/edema of cortex and subcortical white matter, with diffusion restriction and patchy, gyriform cortical enhancement
* Diffusely leptomeningeal enhancement
* No ring-enhancing lesions. No white matter vasogenic or cytotoxic edema
What is the most likely diagnosis?
Cerebritis (precursor of abscess) and meningitis. Not yet an abscess
Note: Encephalitis means inflammation of PARENCHYMA
Differential diagnosis of meningitis:
* Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis
* Sarcoidosis and other granulomatous diseases
* Connective tissue diseases
Viral inflammatory cause for symptoms was confirmed with lumbar puncture and patient was treated with IV anti-viral treatment.
– Less/no vascularisation – flow with color Doppler-affected testicle
– Lower echogenicity or heterogeneous aspect testicle, if too late already hypoechoic infarcts
– Testicle displaced cranially in the scrotum
– Twisted spermatic cord “like a knot”
– Reactive hydrocele
The findings of unilateral enlarged ovary without (or little) arterial and venous flow are said to be diagnostic of torsion. The finding of little or no venous flow is more common than no arterial flow, so persistent flow does not exclude the diagnosis. Ancillary findings include free pelvic fluid, unusual midline location of the ovary or a twisted vascular pedicle (giving the whirlpool sign). Most cases of ovarian torsion are caused by an adnexal mass (including dermoid or other cysts), with some occurring due to ovarian hypermobility. Treatment is based on early recognition and surgery, which aims to prevent necrosis and infection. Its findings should be reported urgently to the surgeons for further care, and the radiologist has an important role in this scenario.