Radiology Teaching Files > Case 23758

Contributed by: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Washington, USA.
Patient: 25 year old female
History: 25 year old female with headaches

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Findings: Irregular rounded areas of well-circumscribed signal abnormality in the basal ganglia bilaterally that follow CSF signal on T2 and flair
Diagnosis: normal perivascular spaces (Virchow-Robin)
Discussion: Virchow-Robin spaces are normal pial-lined extensions of the subarachnoid space. In the basal ganglia they surround the lenticulostriate vessels and can be quite large.
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Case Number: 23758Last Updated: 08-29-2002
Anatomy: Cranium and Contents   Pathology: Normal/Variants
Exam Date: 08-29-2002Access Level: Readable by all users
Keywords: virchow-robin

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