Leptomeningeal enhancement

Leptomeningeal enhancement refers to a diffuse or focal gyriform or serpentine enhancement that can be seen in the following conditions:

Diffuse
Focal

Terminology

The enhancement of the brain surface is known as pial or pial-arachnoid enhancement and often referred to as leptomeningeal enhancement 3.

Conversely,  as the thin arachnoid membrane is attached to the inner surface of the dura mater, the pachymeningeal pattern of enhancement can also be described as a dura-arachnoid enhancement 3

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rID: 9702
Section: Gamuts
Tags: oncology, refs
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  • Causes of leptomeningeal enhancement

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    Case 1: CSF lymhocytosis
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    Case 2: tuberculous meningitis
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    Case 3: leptomeningeal metastasis - breast cancer
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    Case 4: lymphoma
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    Case 5: disseminated oligodendroglial-like leptomeningeal tumour of childhood
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