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Intracranial abscess complicating diverticulitis with CT scan mimicking primary glioma.
  1. A. R. Dixon,
  2. J. T. Holmes,
  3. A. Waters
  1. Peterborough District Hospital, UK.


    The case of a 64 year old woman with diverticulitis complicated by a metastatic cerebral abscess is reported. Presentation was atypical and investigations were misleading; the computed tomographic scan was interpreted as showing a glioma. This case demonstrates that malignancy should never be assumed and the importance of making a histological diagnosis. Once the abscess was drained the patient made a full recovery with resolution of her neurological deficits.

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