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Coccidioidomycosis

Last Updated: October 1, 2018

Figure 1: A peripherally enhancing lesion along the ventral pons (top row left, top row right) demonstrates central restricted diffusion on DWI (bottom row left) and ADC (bottom row right), a finding more typically seen in infectious abscess than in tumor. When along the surface of the brain as in this case, coccidioidomycosis may mimic leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.

Figure 2: Axial (top row left, top row right) and coronal (bottom row left) contrast-enhanced T1 images demonstrate numerous tiny enhancing nodules along the basal cisterns and within and along the cer...

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