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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1997;26(8): 1163-1163.
Spontaneous Regression of an Intracranial Lesion.
Taek Hyun Kwon, Yong Gu Chung, Ki Chan Lee, Hoon Kap Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Spontaneous regression of an intracranial lesion, as seen in sequential CT or MRI images, does not necessarily indicate a self-limiting process such as trauma or vascular disease. This report describes two cases of intracranial enhancing lesions which, on follow-up, showed complete resolution of the changes seen on MRI, without any treatment other than the administration of corticosteroid for a short period. We review several reports of "disappearing CT lesions", and discuss the possible mechanism of disappearance of intracranial lesions.
Key Words: Intracranial lesion; Spontaneous regression; Corticosteroid
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