Leptomeningeal siderosis

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta

Presentation

Patient complained of vertigo, tinnitus and backache. Previous history of ependymoma resection.

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

There was extensive leptomeningeal siderosis (a.k.a. superficial siderosis) that may be the cause of the patient's symptoms.

Case Discussion

Presence of leptomeningeal siderosis in absence of surgical history is common with ependymoma and other vascular tumors (AVM, astrocytoma) so much so that it can aid in the diagnosis.

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Case Information

rID: 16843
Case created: 24th Feb 2012
Last edited: 27th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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