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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 468--470

Changing signal intensity of a craniopharyngioma

Somenath Chatterjee1, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas1, Girish Menon2, Suresh Nair2, Vishnupuri Venkatraman Radhakrishnan3 
1 Department of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum - 695 011, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum - 695 011, India, India
3 Department of Pathology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum - 695 011, India

Correspondence Address:
Chandrasekharan Kesavadas
Department of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum- 695 011
India

Craniopharyngiomas can present as suprasellar cystic lesion with varied imaging appearance. In magnetic resonance imaging using T1-weighted sequence, the cyst can show hypointense, isointense or hyper intense signals depending on the cyst content. We report a case where the T1 signal intensity of a craniopharyngioma changed over time. The hypointense lesion had become hyper intense in the follow-up scan after six months. Such change in signal intensity is described with Rathke«SQ»s cleft cyst but has not been reported with craniopharyngioma. The possible reason for this change in signal intensity is discussed.


How to cite this article:
Chatterjee S, Kesavadas C, Menon G, Nair S, Radhakrishnan VV. Changing signal intensity of a craniopharyngioma.Neurol India 2010;58:468-470


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Chatterjee S, Kesavadas C, Menon G, Nair S, Radhakrishnan VV. Changing signal intensity of a craniopharyngioma. Neurol India [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];58:468-470
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