Neuroradiology - Case Report 2016

An unusual case of neurobrucellosis presenting with unilateral abducens nerve palsy: clinical and MRI findings


  • Esra Özkavukcu
  • Zeynep Tuncay
  • Ferda Selçuk
  • İlhan Erden

Received Date: 24.12.2007 Accepted Date: 15.02.2008 Diagn Interv Radiol 2009;15(4):236-238

Brucellosis is an endemic zoonotic disease in which neurobrucellosis occurs in 5–10% of cases. Variable clinical and radiological manifestations of neurobrucellosis can mimic those of other diseases. In this report, we present unusual clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in a patient with neurobrucellosis and unilateral abducens nerve palsy. Her MRI showed punctate leptomeningeal enhancement of the cerebellum on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images, and a focal area of hyperintensity in the splenium of the corpus callosum on T2-weighted images.

Keywords: brucellosis , abducens nerve , magnetic resonance imaging