CNS mycosis fungoides: CT and MR findings.

Journal Article

Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a malignant T-cell lymphoma that primarily involves the skin, but may, in its advanced stages, metastasize to internal organs. From autopsy series, CNS involvement of MF can be seen in 14% of patients. We describe the CT and MR findings in three patients with CNS metastases. The images showed various manifestations of CNS MF, including parenchymal homogeneously intensely enhancing masses and ependymal enhancement. The CSF and biopsy results were eventually diagnostic in all three cases. One patient was treated prior to pathologic diagnosis, the other two were treated after diagnosis. The tumor improved following treatment in two patients. Although the imaging findings of CNS MF are nonspecific, they can be the first evidence of the disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tien, RD; Brown, M; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • July 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 529 - 533

PubMed ID

  • 1629408

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1629408

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-8715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004728-199207000-00005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States