Superficial siderosis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Middle aged patient presenting with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.


Gradient echo axial imaging through the brain demonstrates extensive low signal regions lining the surface of the brain. This is most easily seen over the superior aspect of the cerebellum. The low signal regions also demonstrate blooming, consistent with susceptibility artefact from hemosiderin. 

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with superficial siderosis

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rID: 10477
Published: 16th Aug 2010
Last edited: 18th Nov 2015
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