Acute hippocampal infarction

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Patient presenting with intermittent short term memory loss.


CT demonstrates hypoattenuation in the region of the left hippocampus in keeping with an acute hippocampal infarction. Frontal meningioma.


On subsequent MRI, there is swelling of the left hippocampus with T2 and DWI hyperintensity involving the hippocampal body and tail, consistent with acute hippocampal infarction.

There is also a meningioma arising from the planum sphenoidale.

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rID: 10610
Published: 25th Aug 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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