Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Rhombencephalitis due to Listeria monocytogenes

Department of Radiology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Acta Radiologica (Impact Factor: 1.6). 06/2007; 48(4):464-7. DOI: 10.1080/02841850701227792
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We present diffusion-weighted imaging findings of a case of rhombencephalitis due to Listeria monocytogenes. It is a rare, life-threatening disorder. The diagnosis is difficult by clinical findings only. In this report, we aim to draw attention to the role of conventional and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging findings. To our knowledge, this is the first case report in the literature with apparent diffusion coefficient values of diseased brain parenchyma.

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