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AIDS and the Brain

A Project of the Department of Radiology Uniformed Services University Bethesda, MD

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Noncontrast CT scan shows hyperdense mass (hemorrhage) of medial left occipital lobe with surrounding edema. There is a subtle biphasic quality to hyperdensity with most dense areas located along lateral rim and mid-medial portion of mass.
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Contrast CT scan shows intense enhancement of mass. Note broad dural base and contiguity of enhancement (arrowheads) with that of the posterior falx along medial aspect of mass.
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Axial autopsy specimen shows a left occipital mass with hemorrhagic area (h), correlating with biphasic hyperdensity seen in (A). The mass was adherent to the adjacent dura and leptomeninges (white arrows). Discoloration and softening of the surrounding white matter (arrows) was also noted.

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