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Alexander disease: An important mimicker of focal brainstem glioma.

[alexander disease]

We report the case of a 6-year-old male who was referred to a tertiary oncology center with a focal brainstem lesion which was presumed to be neoplastic. Due to the symmetric nature of the lesion on magnetic resonance imaging, the evaluation was expanded to investigate other possible causes and eventual diagnosis of Alexander's disease (AD) was made. AD is a neurodegenerative disease which must be included in the differential for tumor-like lesions within the posterior fossa.

Diseases presenting "other possible causes" symptom

  • alexander disease
  • benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis
  • familial mediterranean fever

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