Abstract

A 40-year-old man was admitted with acute onset of slurred speech and right hemiparesis. Cerebral infarction was diagnosed from magnetic resonance (MR) images. Chest X-ray incidentally revealed a posterior mediastinal tumour, which proved to be seminoma on CT-guided biopsy. The patient then received chemotherapy. Five months later, right upper limb weakness and slurred speech occurred again. Brain MR images revealed two metastatic lesions in the prior infarct areas, which on histology proved to be metastatic seminoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalActa Clinica Belgica
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Brain Infarction
Seminoma
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Cerebral Infarction
Paresis
Upper Extremity
Histology
Thorax
X-Rays
Biopsy
Drug Therapy
Brain
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Infarct
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Mediastinum
  • Seminoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Brain infarction as the initial presentation of primary posterior mediastinal seminoma. / Chen, C. Y.; Tseng, H. S.; Chen, W. Y.; Chan, W. P.

In: Acta Clinica Belgica, Vol. 66, No. 5, 2011, p. 381-383.

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