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Enhancement in medial right temporal lobe due to varicella-zoster virus (CT)

Transverse CT image of the soft tissue head demonstrating faint enhancement along the medial right temporal lobe, measuring about 1.5 × 1.18 cm (arrow). The differential includes reactive or infectious processes, low-grade glioma, meningioma, and artifact. (Source: Gillette BT, Heilbronn CM. A rare case of vocal cord paralysis in the setting of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Cureus 2023;15[3]:e36027. Creative Commons Attribution [CC-BY 4.0] license,

Associated Disorders

  • Bell palsy
  • zoster sine herpete