Unusual Cerebral Involvement of Rheumatoid Arthritis Mimicking a Tumor

Tokdemir S. , TOPRAK H. , ALKAN A.

CURRENT MEDICAL IMAGING, vol.16, no.2, pp.145-148, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1573405614666180911121222
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT MEDICAL IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-148


Background: The central nervous system's involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is infrequent and can be life-threatening. Mass-like CNS involvement is an unusual presentation. A 45 year old man had suffered seropositive rheumatoid arthritis for five years referred to our hospital with one-week history of right-sided facial paralysis, left hemiparesis and headache.