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CEREBRAL TUMEFACTIVE AMYLOID: CANCER IS NOT THE ANSWER

INTRO:┬áCerebral tumefactive amyloid is a rare mass like form of cerebral amyloid. PATHOLOGY: Caused by vasculitis +/- perivasculitis which is an autoimmune response to the amyloid deposition. KEY IMAGING POINTS: MRI findings similar to a glioma/ treated lymphoma with T2 hyper intensity and mass effect. Can demonstrate leptomeningeal enhancement over the region of abnormality, however …

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