, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 460–461 | Cite as

Calcified brain metastases from ovarian carcinoma

  • J. Ricke
  • K. Baum
  • N. Hosten
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


A case of calcified brain metastases from ovarian carcinoma is reported. Lesions developing during chemotherapy were thought on Ct to be parasitic and, to avoid dissemination of pathogens, biopsy was postponed. When neurological deficits progressed, MRI showed perifocal oedema and contrast enhancement. It also showed a new noncalcified focus which was biopsied, proving to be a metastasis.

Key words

Brain metastases Ovarian carcinoma Magnetic resonance imaging Computed tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ricke
    • 1
  • K. Baum
    • 2
  • N. Hosten
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Virchow-KlinikumHumboldt University BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, Klinikum Benjamin FranklinFree University BerlinBerlinGermany

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