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Multiple ring enhancing lesions in a patient with unilateral limb jerking

Subhankar Chakraborty
From the journal Open Medicine


Multiple ring enhancing lesions (MREL) in the brain can be caused by a variety of diseases including infections, inflammatory and neoplastic conditions. We present the case of a patient with new onset unilateral jerking movement of the arm who was found to have sixteen ring enhancing lesions (RELs) in the brain on MRI. Further workup revealed a primary small cell lung cancer. The differential diagnosis of multiple ring enhancing lesions is discussed. The astute clinician should be aware of this rare but important radiological finding.

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Published Online: 2014-7-8
Published in Print: 2014-6-1

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