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Herpes simplex virus type 2 encephalitis (coronal section)

The patient was a 5-and-a-half-year-old male with history of HSV-2 encephalitis at 10 months. The brain was reduced in volume, with extensive involvement of the temporal and frontal lobes. Coronal section shows extensive multiloculated cavitation within the frontal and temporal lobes. Clinical details of the case have been published in: Feldman RA, Shende M. Herpes simplex virus encephalitis simulating a frontoparietal convexity neoplasm. Surg Neurol 1975;3:329-32. (Contributed by R Kim.)