Late-onset tumefactive multiple sclerosis.

Department of Radiology, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama, 641-8510, Japan.
Radiation Medicine 12/2008; 26(9):549-52. DOI: 10.1007/s11604-008-0273-4
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT A patient with tumefactive multiple sclerosis (MS) initially presented at the age of 87 years; the revised diagnostic criteria from the International Panel on MS (2001) were fulfilled. Late-onset MS and tumefactive demyelinating lesions are discussed. This case suggests that MS can occur at any age. MS should be borne in mind for differential diagnosis if a brain tumor-like lesion with little mass effect and edema is found in an elderly patient.

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