|ECR 2019 / C-3390|
|When HRCT requires brain MRI: (intra)cranial manifestations in diffuse parenchymal lung diseases, a pictorial review|
DPLDs comprise a complex group of more than 200 diseases including sarcoidosis, Langerhans cell hystiocytosis (LCH), lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), and vasculitis. Some of them are associated with multisystemic manifestations, of which cerebral involvement results in significant morbidity and mortality. Intracranial lesions have been observed during the course of the disease in patients with known disease, but they also can precede the diagnosis of these disorders as the first presenting manifestation, in which case they can cause considerable diagnostic problems.