Organizing hematoma mimicking brain tumor

Ahmet Turan Ilica, Fausto Rodrigues, Fernando Maluf, Nafi Aygun

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A 64-year-old man was referred to our hospital with progressive loss of function in his right upper and lower extremities. Unenhanced computed tomographic showed a high-density nodular lesion in the left basal ganglion with surrounding hypoattenuation. Brain magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a predominantly cystic mass with multiple internal septa and an eccentric solid component showing enhancement. Histological examination revealed organizing blood clot and piloid gliosis. This unusual appearance of a mass-like organizing blood clot should be considered in the differential diagnosis when an encapsulated cystic mass with nodular component following the signal characteristics of old blood on MRI is encountered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Glial neoplasms
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Organizing hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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