Pathognomonic MR imaging findings in Balo concentric sclerosis

J. T. Caracciolo, R. D. Murtagh, A. M. Rojiani, F. R. Murtagh

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Irregular, concentric zones of increased signal on T2-weighted cranial MR imaging studies may strongly suggest Balo concentric sclerosis (BCS), a rare but recognized variant of multiple sclerosis. Differentiating BCS from multiple sclerosis or neoplasm can be difficult clinically, but MR imaging findings noted in this case may be pathognomonic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-293
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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Caracciolo, J. T., Murtagh, R. D., Rojiani, A. M., & Murtagh, F. R. (2001). Pathognomonic MR imaging findings in Balo concentric sclerosis. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 22(2), 292-293.