22 May 2012

Sturge Weber MRI

I have already shown Sturge-Weber on CT. This is another case of Sturge-Weber on MR examination. Note large vascular anomaly extending through the whole right hemisphere seen on: SWI, contrast enhanced T1 - transversal, coronal and sagittal. Note enhancing prominent cortical vessels (arrowheads).

Also note some degree of cortical atrophy seen on the first SWI image, as well as some cortical calcifications seen on phase contrast sequence. Third and fourth image (CE-T1) show enhancing cortical vessels. MR has not shown any signs of prior hemorrhage in this patient.