Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 2, Number 2, April 2011, pages 55-57

Brain Abscess in a Patient With Decompensated Cirrhosis


Figure 1.
Figure 1. (a) Plain brain computed tomography reveals a low-density lesion (arrow) in the left lenticular nucleus and caudate nucleus, and the left lateral ventricle is compressed. (b) Brain contrast-enhanced CT shows enlarged low-density lesion (arrow) with slight ring enhancement. (c) Brain contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging shows high-intensity areas (arrow) on diffusion-weighted images in bilateral lateral ventricles, indicating rupture of the abscess into the ventricles.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Clinical course.