Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 399–402 | Cite as

Spontaneous remission of a diffuse brainstem lesion in a neonate

  • Leena SchomerusEmail author
  • Andreas Merkenschlager
  • Thomas Kahn
  • Wolfgang Hirsch
Case Report


We describe here the spontaneous remission of a diffuse brainstem lesion found in an infant at the age of 7 weeks. Clinical and MRI characteristics strongly suggested a diffuse pontine glioma. Repeated MRI studies showed a continuous decrease in the size of the lesion, which was no longer visible by the age of 27 months. Spontaneous remission of diffuse pontine glioma is extremely rare; to our knowledge there are reports of only three similar cases.


Brainstem Pons Glioma Spontaneous remission Neonate MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leena Schomerus
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andreas Merkenschlager
    • 2
  • Thomas Kahn
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Hirsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric NeurologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Pediatric Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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