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Metastasis

Last Updated: July 24, 2018

Figure 1: This dural-based metastasis along the inferior aspect of the frontal lobe is causing a tremendous amount of hyperintense edema on this sagittal FLAIR image (top row left). Coronal (top row right) and sagittal (middle row left) post-contrast T1 images show this lesion to have bright enhancement and a broad dural base, a finding more typically seen with meningioma, a common mimic of metastatic disease. Diffusion weighted image (middle row right) and ADC (bottom row) show bright and dark appearances, typical of lesions with dense cellularity as is the case with many types of metastases.

 

Figure 2: The difference between sagittal T1 pre-contrast (top row left) and post-contrast (top row right) images is striking in this patient with leptomeningeal metastatic disease, with diff...