MR spectroscopy in neurocysticercosis

Pandit S, Lin A, Gahbauer H, Libertin CR, Erdogan B

J Comput Assist Tomogr 2001 Nov-Dec;25(6):950-2

PMID: 11711809


MR spectroscopy findings in a case of neurocysticercosis are presented. A combination of elevated lactate, alanine, succinate, and choline levels and reduced levels of N -acetylaspartate and creatine in a cystic intraaxial lesion in the brain helped in characterizing the lesion. To our knowledge, the short echo point resolved spectroscopic sequence (PRESS) spectrum of neurocysticercosis, as described in our case, has not been reported before.