Axial T2 images reveal a high-signal scalloped mass encasing the basilar artery and pushing
on the brainstem.
A sagittal T1 image (left) shows the mass and its relationship with the basilar artery and
brainstem. Note how it follows fluid signal on all sequences. Also note the specific finding
of restricted diffusion on diffusion weighted scans (right).
Post gad images reveal no enhancement. Note the lateral displacement of the left 5th cranial
nerve (left image).
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