We report an atypical case of cerebral toxoplasmosis (CT) in a 70-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a single ring-enhancing lesion in the pons with perifocal oedema and mass effect. Toxoplasma encephalitis was suggested by means of diffusion weighted imaging, MR perfusion and MR spectroscopy, leading to the discovery of HIV infection. The patient was put on antitoxoplasma therapy. Subsequent clinical and radiological improvements confirmed the diagnosis.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Cerebral toxoplasmosis, Brain stem, HIV, MR perfusion, MR spectroscopy