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Brain abscess observed by localized proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy


, : Brain abscess observed by localized proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 12(8): 1269-1274

We encountered a case of brain abscess that was difficult to differentiate from glioblastoma. Localized 1H-MRS was found to be useful for obtaining information on the biochemical status of brain abscess. The peak of lipid and high residual peak of NAA (N-acetyl-aspartate) were observed in the cystic lesion of the brain abscess by 1H-MRS. The NAA/Cho (Choline-containing compounds) ratio in brain parenchyma showing an edematous lesion before therapy gradually increased with the relief of inflammation.

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