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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 176546, 4 pages
Case Report

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Head Presenting with Hemiparesis and Aphasia

Department of Neurology, Medical College, Calicut 8, Kerala 673008, India

Received 19 May 2011; Accepted 17 June 2011

Academic Editors: K. Arnautovíc, P. Berlit, A. Fasano, and F. Micheli

Copyright © 2011 K. Saifudheen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Inflammatory pseudotumor most commonly occurs in the orbit and produces orbital pseudotumor, but extension into brain parenchyma is uncommon. We report a case of inflammatory pseudotumor involving sphenoid sinus, cavernous sinus, superior orbital fissure, orbital muscle, and intracranial extension into left temporal lobe producing right hemiparesis and wernicke's aphasia. The patient improved clinically and radiologically with steroid administration. This paper provides an insight into the spectrum of involvement of inflammatory pseudotumor and the importance of early diagnosis of the benign condition.