Leptomeningeal siderosis

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta


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

Patient Data

Gender: Female

 GRE shows extensive blooming of meninges and CSF spaces, compatible with 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
Published: 24th Feb 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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